Round 3 1951

Round 3, 1951
Melbourne vs Fitzroy
Saturday 5 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 21,437

Match Statistics

Fitzroy win by 24 points

Goalkickers: Bob McKenzie 3, Bill Smeaton 3, Stuart Spencer 1, Jack Thomson 1

First Game
Tom McLean

The 9th new player for the season debuted, but despite only going in behind at three-quarter time the Demons were run over in the last quarter to drop their third straight game of the year.

Melbourne's midfield dominated the game, but with Smeaton playing a near lone hand amongst the forwards he couldn't deliver victory single handedly. The two teams went in level at half time, but even with the aid of the wind in the third quarter the Demons couldn't capitalise and were left open to the visitors running away with the match easily.

Best were McKenzie, Jackson and Denis Cordner. Tom McLean replaced the injured Johnston in the last quarter.

Melbourne 15.21 d. Fitzroy 12.9

Fitzroy 8.13 d. Melbourne 8.10

Argus - 04/05/1951
Age - 04/05/1951
Sporting Globe - 05/05/1951
Argus - 07/05/1951
Sporting Globe - 09/05/1951
Football Record R4 1951

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