After finishing on top of the AFL ladder, Melbourne is one step closer to breaking a 57-year drought after a dominant finals display.
Melbourne fans can dare to dream after the Demons demolished Brisbane by 33 points at the Adelaide Oval to book their spot in a preliminary final.
The first quarter was an arm-wrestle between the two top-four sides and it the game looked set to turn into a finals classic
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But a dominant second term, led by gun midfielder Clayton Oliver, cracked the game open and Melbourne was never seriously challeneged from there, running out with a 13.15 (93) to 9.6 (60) victory.
Despite being a favourite for the Brownlow medal, Oliver has been criticised in the past for being wayward with his kicking, but he silenced those doubters with some…