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Round 11 1952

Round 11, 1952
Melbourne vs Fitzroy
Saturday 5 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 25,089

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne3.34.59.611.7.73
Fitzroy2.53.117.1311.17.83
Match Statistics


Fitzroy win by 10 points

Goalkickers: Bob McKenzie 3, Jim Wilson 3, Noel Clarke 2, Ken Albiston 1, Geoff McGivern 1, Jack Thomson 1

Milestones:
Last Game
Harry Lack

After earlier rain, the MCG surface had dried by the first bounce. The Maroons had the first chance, with Tony Ongarello marking within range 10 seconds into the game. He missed, and the visitors continued to spurn chances early through poor disposal. The sides were level on two goals, before a late goal left Melbourne ahead. It took 26 minutes for the opening goal of the second quarter, but shortly after Albiston's major, Fitzroy responded, leaving scores level at the break.

The last goal of an even first quarter went to Melbourne to give them a four point lead, Fitzroy had the majority of the play but Melbourne's defence was strong in keeping them at bay. Neither side managed a goal for the first 20 minutes of the second quarter before each side added one, with Fitzroy's inaccuracy delivering 1.6 for the term.

Melbourne went as far as 11 points clear in the third quarter before Fitzroy cut the gap to five. In the season's best last quarter the lead changed four times in 15 minutes, and were level twice before Fitzroy came out on top. A rush of attacks in the last few minutes finally breached a tired Demon defence, leaving Melbourne's top four hopes in tatters.

Best were Albiston, McKenzie and McMahen. Lack and Lane were unused 19th and 20th men, Ferguson replaced Woods (injured hip) in the selected side.

Seconds
Melbourne 9.16 d. Fitzroy 6.3

Thirds
Fitzroy 11.8 d. Melbourne 11.7

Media
Sporting Globe - 02/07/1952
Herald - 04/07/1952
Sporting Globe - 05/07/1952
Herald - 05/07/1952
Age - 05/07/1952
Argus - 07/07/1952
Football Record R12 1952

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