Round 5 1943

Round 5, 1943
Melbourne vs Richmond
Saturday 5 June
Venue: Punt Road
Attendance: 13,000

Match Statistics

Richmond win by 28 points

Goalkickers: Fred Fanning 5, Percy Beames 2, Denis Cordner 2, Roy Dowsing 2, Adrian Dullard 2, Maurie Gibb 2, Don Cordner 1, Alby Rodda 1

First Game
Denis Cordner (also first goal)
Ernie Hart
Ken Levey
Frank Scanlan

Melbourne's fourth loss in five games all but ended their hopes of playing finals football. At first the Demons played a surer game, and had two goals in the opening minutes. Richmond settled down, and a late goal cut the margin to two points. The 'home' side After the tight first quarter the Tigers improved, and opened a

After a tight first quarter Richmond got a break on their opposition by half time, extending their lead to five goals at three quarter time before both teams booted six goals in the final term.

Richmond were a better team, and their victory was thanks to aerial superiority but Melbourne played surprisingly well.

Best were Donald Cordner, Ted Cordner and Fred Fanning. Scanlan replaced Ferguson (shoulder) at half time.

Richmond 7.21.63 d. Melbourne 5.12.42

Sporting Globe shows the crowd as 9000 or 12,500

Sporting Globe - 05/06/1943
Sporting Globe - 07/06/1943
Football Record R6 1943

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 27 March 2020 15:04:51 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 9)

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