Demons finish 57-year Australian guidelines soccer title drought
The Melbourne Demons kicked 12 straight targets within the third and fourth quarters to beat the Western Bulldogs by 74 factors and finish a 57-year title drought in Australian guidelines soccer.
The Demons beat the Bulldogs 21.14 (140) to 10.6 (66) within the Australian Soccer League championship match performed in entrance of 61,118 spectators at a sold-out stadium in Perth, Western Australia.
The championship match was moved to Perth as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne, the standard dwelling of the grand ultimate. Final 12 months’s grand ultimate was additionally moved — to Brisbane — when the pandemic additionally compelled lockdowns in Victoria state.
Melbourne’s final title got here in 1964 when it beat Collingwood by 4 factors. Melbourne misplaced the grand ultimate to Essendon by 60 factors in 2000.
The Bulldogs gained the AFL title in 2016.