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, Melbourne came up against a side aiming for the double chance. Melbourne started well, kicking two of the first three goals, and adding another at the end of the quarter to lead by five points. They continued to attack at the start of the second term, but Footscray's defence proved too strong. It kept them to just one goal across the middle quarters while the home side finished them off with nine. Several quick goals in the third quarter gave them an 35 point lead at the last change, and Melbourne only offered token resistance from there.

Best were Spencer, Williams and Arnold. Case replaced Beckwith and Gloury replaced Bull, both in the last quarter.

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

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