Jubilant scenes last night at the MCG as Melbourne beat Hawthorn to secure their place in the Preliminary Final. The Hawks, gallant in defeat, succumbed to the powerhouse Melbourne DemonsÂ who are focused on victory.
Fans laughed, cried , danced and cheeredÂ their beloved Demons to victory. Jack, son of Todd Viney, the Demons Captain proudly led his team off the MCG amidst uproarious scenes of celebration all around the ground. In excess of 90,000 excited fans,Â all wearing their teams football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys, roared their approval.
It has been a long time since Melbourne experienced AFL Finals success. Club stalwarts Ron Barassi and David Neitz were amongst the crowd of Demons faithful, wearing theirÂ teams colours and joining in the celebrations. Its been eighteen years since they played in a Preliminary Final and they will venture to the West next week to take on an in form West Coast Eagles side.
Tonight the Greater Western Sydney Giants take on the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG. It too will be a fierce battle and whoever is the victor plays the Demons next week. Exciting times for footy fans and another big crowd is expected tonight, most wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.