Saturday marked game No.150 for a Demon favourite, Neville Jetta.
The reliable defender and loveable character couldn’t have his kids, Nalani and Kyree, run out with him, but that didn’t stop the Jetta family celebrating his milestone at home.
Rivers’ driving mishap
Trent Rivers’ debut didn’t get off the dream start, as the 18-year-old had a car accident on the way to Marvel Stadium.
The Demons had three debutants on Saturday afternoon, with Harley Bennell, Luke Jackson and Rivers receiving their guernsey’s pre-game, after a video message from their loved ones at home.
Black Lives Matter
Melbourne and Carlton united pre-game to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Dees were irresistible in the first term, bursting out of the blocks with five unanswered goals, while keeping Carlton scoreless to quarter-time.
Trac on fire
It’s hard to stop Christian Petracca in full flight, and the 24-year-old was at his best in Round 2.
Petracca gathered 24 disposals and slotted two goals to break the game open.
An almighty scare
After leading by as much as 42 points in the second term, the Blues came storming back into the game to tie things up in the dying stages.
But a Bayley Fritsch behind was enough to seal the win for Melbourne.
Bennell’s fairy-tale complete
All eyes were on Bennell’s return to AFL footy, three years after his last appearance for the Dockers.
Playing just 50 of the 100 minutes of game time, Bennell had 14 disposals at 86 percent efficiency, showing just how dangerous he can be when fit.
A win with Harmesy
It was over to James Harmes to take the fans behind closed doors, as the Demons celebrated in the rooms post-game.
Yes, Max Gawn missed the initial song due to a post-game interview.
But don’t worry, the boys sang it again.
Moments after the final siren, Simon Goodwin fronted the media to have his say on the gruelling contest.