Seconds Grand Final 1939
Melbourne vs Richmond
Thursday 28 September
Melbourne win by 29 points
Fanning 12, Adams 3, Hall 3, McLean 2, Williams 1, Barton 1
The Demons were better in all aspects of the game and gradually pulled away across the first three quarters. Fanning's aerial ability was causing the Tigers all sorts of problems and he had five in the board before half time.
During the third quarter light showers fell, making the ground slippery but it didn't stop the Demons opening a match winning lead. Fanning was up to nine goals by the last break and added three more in the final term.
Best were Fanning, Gray and Daly . Adams was replaced late in the game due to injury.
B: Harden Dean, George Archibald, Ian Giles
HB: Jack Maher, Hugh Murnane, Bill Baxter
C: Frank Williams, Cutriss, Gerry Daly
HF: Hall, Sitch, Les Gibbs or Adrian Dullard
F: Barton, Fred Fanning, Bill Adams
FOLL: Gray, Bernie Neenan, Col McLean
Emergencies: R. Williams, Vic Chanter, Geary, Jim Cardwell
Age - 29/09/1939