MELBOURNE banked two wins in four days at Adelaide Oval, conceding just five goals in each outing.

The Demons missed some opportunities early in their Round 11 encounter with North Melbourne, before clicking into gear and running away with a 57-point victory.

Here are some of the figures which helped shape the contest on Sunday night.

Around the ground

Intercept possessions:

Melbourne: 75 | North Melbourne: 63

Rebound 50 to inside 50:

Melbourne: 33% | North Melbourne: 10%

Inside 50s from kick ins:

Melbourne: 3 (from 5) | North Melbourne: 0 (from 14)


Melbourne: 7 | North Melbourne: 29


Melbourne: 18 | North Melbourne: 22

While Todd Goldstein was able to give his midfielders the first look, the Demons were able to minimise North Melbourne’s impact from the stoppages.

Once the ball left the centre, the Dees were hungrier at the contest and moved the ball well from defence to attack.

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RD 11 | Angus Brayshaw post-match

We speak to Angus Brayshaw post-match after a great win in Adelaide

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Going forward

Inside 50s:

Melbourne: 58 | North Melbourne: 30

Inside 50 efficiency:

Melbourne: 52% | North Melbourne: 43%

Forward half possession gains:

Melbourne: 35 | North Melbourne: 15

Scores from possession gains:

Melbourne: 9.11 | North Melbourne: 2.3

Marks inside 50:

Melbourne: 13 | North Melbourne: 5

Stemming from the forward half pressure, Melbourne was able to lock the ball inside 50 and create repeat entries, hitting the scoreboard with ease as the game wore on.

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RD 11 | Simon Goodwin post-match

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Finishing strong in the fourth


Melbourne: 6.6 | North Melbourne: 0.1

Inside 50s:

Melbourne: 19 | North Melbourne: 5

Contested possessions:

Melbourne: 37 | North Melbourne: 22


Melbourne: 106 | North Melbourne: 59

Time in possession:

Melbourne: 57% | North Melbourne: 28%

Ground balls post-clearance:

Melbourne: +14

The Demons’ fitness is starting to look like their biggest weapon, running away with a big win in the final term once again.

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RD 11 | Jake Melksham post-match

We speak to our stand in captain Jake Melksham after a great win over North Melbourne

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Individual efforts

Clayton Oliver:

Disposals: 31 (team-high)

Centre clearances: 4 (game-high)

Inside 50s: 8 (equal game-high)

Angus Brayshaw:

Metres gained: 563 (game-high)

Inside 50s: 8 (equal game-high)

Christian Petracca:

Contested possessions: 17 (game-high)

Score involvements: 12 (game-high)

Metres gained: 521 (game-high)

Jake Lever:

Intercept possessions: 8 (game-high)

Marks from opposition kicks: 4 (team-high)

Tom McDonald:

Pressure acts: 33 (team-high)

Tackles: 7 (team-high)

Tackles inside 50: 4 (game-high)

Bayley Fritsch and Sam Weideman:

Score involvements: 17

Score: 4.7