- May 17, 2004
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
- Other Teams
Game #17 – Round 17, 1990 vs Collingwood at MCG (29/7/1990)
Kicked 3.1 from 9k, 1hb in 3-point win over the Magpies.
Another folkloric Bulldogs game from this era. Footscray and Collingwood (the eventual premiers) were trading blows in a thrilling final quarter, when Billy "Steve" Kolyniuk audaciously baulked around Graham Wright on the mark to kick a beautiful running goal and give the Doggies the win and Footscray fans the highlight of their year. Bravo!
That game also highlights how sad and disappointing it is that two players with so much potential never fulfilled it for different reasons.
Darren Davies (in probably his best game for us) would only play 2 more games for us (and 2 for Saints in 1991). He was a good player at his best, just struggled with consistency.
And Adrian Campbell looked good at FB, after Wheeler moved him there. Sadly a few weeks later in a reserves final, he did his knee, missed all of 91, struggled in 92, ended up at Melbourne in 93, but was never the same, and his AFL career finished up at that point.