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1959 Exhibition Match vs Port Adelaide

Wednesday 7 October - Norwood Oval
Crowd: Approximately 18,000

Melbourne 2.3, 8.6, 13.11, 20.17.137
Port Adelaide 5.5, 8.7, 12.10, 14.11.95

Melbourne win by 42 points

Goalkickers: Frank Adams 8, Alan Rowarth 3, Geoff Tunbridge 3, Neil Crompton 3, Peter Brenchley 1, Ian Ridley 1, Robert B Johnson 1

The annual match between the VFL and SANFL premier was a close affair for three quarters before the Demons booted away with a seven goal to two last quarter.

Melbourne seemed uneasy playing under lights at first, and Port took a three goal lead into quarter time courtesy of their winning centre line and tight defence. After the first quarter ended Melbourne's rucks - Bob Johnson and Dick Fenton-Smith took over.

Best were Adams, Beckwith and Tunbridge.

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Age - 08/10/1959

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Wednesday 06 March 2019 16:35:00 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 3)

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