Round 15 1953

Round 15, 1953
Footscray vs Melbourne
Saturday 8 August
Venue: Western Oval
Attendance: 18,075

Match Statistics

Footscray win by 37 points

Goalkickers: Frank Adams 3, Peter Schofield 2, Ralph Lane 1, Geoff McGivern 1, Bob McKenzie 1, Jack Thomson 1

Last Game
Peter Schofield

After their first win in nine weeks on the previous Saturday, the Demons came up against Footscray playing to finish second and win the double chance. Melbourne started well, but one goal across the middle two quarters as the home side added nine finished them off - and even winning the last quarter only just dragged the margin back under 40 points.

The only time the Demons had their more fancied opponents under pressure was the first quarter, but the Dogs upped their intensity and targeted the Melbourne players who were doing the most damage. Several quick goals in the second gave Footscray an 18 point lead going into the last change, and the Demons only put in token resistance from there.

Best were Spencer, Williams and Arnold.

Melbourne 15.16 d. Footscray 12.8
Goals - Anderson 5, Shearer 4, Reeves 2, McLean 1, Baker 1, Barassi 1, Tobias 1
Best - Ferguson, Barassi, Whittaker

Melbourne 8.7 d. Footscray 8.3

Herald - 07/08/1953
Argus - 10/08/1953
Age - 10/08/1953
Sporting Globe - 12/08/1953
Football Record R16 1953

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Thursday 09 August 2018 17:34:32 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 7)

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