Saints 10.8 (68) v Magpies 9.14 (68)
The 2010 AFL grand final ended in an incredible draw after St Kilda and Collingwood exhausted themselves in a stunning match at the MCG.
In arguably the most exciting end to a grand final in the modern era, a behind to St Kilda’s Lenny Hayes (who won best on field) at the 29-minute mark levelled the scores and meant the 2010 premiership will be decided with a rematch next weekend.
The Magpies held sway for much of the day, only to be stymied by inaccuracy in front of goal – a common lament for them in an otherwise outstanding season.
Collingwood led by a game-high 24 points early in the third quarter but were left to rue kicking only two goals in the second half. The Saints hit the front for the first time late in the final term when Brendon Goddard goaled after taking a huge pack mark.
A rushed behind and a goal to Travis Cloke at the other end put the Magpies back in front by a point, only for Hayes to boot the tying point in the penultimate minute.
The only other drawn VFL/AFL grand finals were between Melbourne and Essendon in 1948 and North Melbourne and Collingwood in 1977. Melbourne and North Melbourne won the respective replays.
The AFL announced that if this weekend’s replay ended in a draw extra time will be played.
Meanwhile, more than 300 TNT readers partied as they watched the Grand Final at Fulham’s Elk Bar.
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