tEvery week, we'll be heading into the archive to recap some of the great games throughout North Melbourne's rich history.
This week, we take you back to 2000, and a shootout against Richmond at the home of football.
North Melbourne found itself in unfamiliar territory towards the bottom of the ladder at the start of 2000.
Coming off their fourth flag barely seven months earlier, the Roos lost their first two matches of the new millennium.
Richmond had defeated Melbourne in round one, a side North subsequently lost to the following week.
With two of the league’s most brilliant forwards, Wayne Carey and Matthew Richardson at either end of the ground, it promised to be a Friday night blockbuster.
We're heading back to Round 3, 2000 and a shootout against Richmond.— North Melbourne (@NMFCOfficial) July 16, 2020
Here's our team from a Friday night blockbuster at the home of football, thanks to @WharfHotel.
Highlights to follow. pic.twitter.com/3YeSnocz0x
A young Brady Rawlings lined up for game 14, Brent Harvey ran out for the 67th time, while the more experienced stars like John Blakey (302 games), Glenn Archer (165 games) and Corey McKernan (141 games) gave North an exciting mix.
Carey and McKernan were dominant early, while new recruit David Calthorpe hit the scoreboard, as North broke out to a 27-point lead.
But this game had many more twists and turns to come; a remarkable 95-81 scoreline at the main break setting the scene for a memorable second half.
Check out the highlights below, thanks to Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation – Love The Game.