Right royal effort from blueblood Chisholm
BERNIE SLATTERY in Melbourne
The mother of dashing Fremantle defender Scott Chisholm claims to be the Queen's cousin, and as far as excited Dockers' fans are concerned, her son should be king for a day of the city after the AFL newcomers thrashed premiers Carlton yesterday. Chisholm was among a squadron of confident young runners who mesmerised the tired-looking Blues to run out 15.12 (102) to 6.13 (49) winners in 26-degree Celsius heat at Subiaco. Part-Aboriginal Barbara Chisholm has told a women's magazine she would take a DNA test to prove she is the granddaughter of King Edward VIII.
Chisholm says her birth was the result of a liaison between her Aboriginal mother and the illegitimate son of a station owner's wife - Mollee Little - who had previously had an affair with the Prince of Wales during his Australian visit in 1920. Adelaide Crows paid a high price for thrashing Geelong by 64 points at Football Park on Friday, losing star ruckman Shaun Rehn with a possible serious knee injury. The Crows maintained their unbeaten record at home against the Cats, winning 21.16 (142) to 12.6 (78). Rehn fell and twisted awkwardly when tackled shortly before half-time and was stretchered off the ground.
Only brilliant full-forward Jason Dunstall spared Hawthorn form total humiliation in a 73-point thrashing at the hands of North Melbourne at Waverley Park Skipper Dunstall made the most of limited opportunities to kick six goals in the 22.21 (153) to 12.8 (80) loss. Richmond swamped Brisbane with a five-goal second quarter and weathered a comeback to win 15.18 (108) to 13.12 (90) at the Gabba.