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1956 Exhibition Game vs Port Adelaide

Wednesday 10 October - Norwood Oval

Melbourne 13.6.84
Port Adelaide 11.8.74

Melbourne win by 10 points

Goalkickers: Robert B Johnson 5, Ron Barassi 2, Athol Webb 2, Laurie Mithen 2, Ian Ridley 1, Frank Adams 1

In the first of the post-season "Championship of Australia" games South Australian premiers Port had much of the play but lacked the direct play of Melbourne - especially in attack. The visitors were stronger, superior in the air and handled the ball better - with Bob Johnson in attack and Denis Cordner in defence both dominant.

Port levelled the scores twice in the third quarter but Melbourne had enough in them to draw away and win.

Best were Cordner, Marquis and R. Johnson.

Melbourne's next engagement was in Perth where they took on Western Australian premiers East Perth.

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Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 02 February 2019 11:22:28 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 4)

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