MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Max Gawn of the Demons reacts after missing a shot on goal during the round one AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Geelong Cats at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 25, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Zero Hanger takes a look the top five season-opening clashes of the last ten years!

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5. Geelong (48) def. St Kilda (47) – MCG, 2011

“THE SUB!” This classic could certainly feature higher on the list, with 19 seconds to go in the last, enter Darren Milburn. The substitute came into the game in the second half of the Friday night clash. The low-scoring affair was tight throughout and struggled to produce the high-scores we expected. Milburn, the oldest player on the field, received a handball from Cameron Mooney in the goal square. Milburn broke the Saints fans hearts slamming through a major to claim a one-point victory at the MCG

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 28: Darren Milburn of the Cats and Koby Stevens of the Eagles contest the ball during the round 22 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the West Coast Eagles at Skilled Stadium on August 28, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
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