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Round 14 1952

Round 14, 1952
Melbourne vs St. Kilda
Saturday, 26 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 14,045

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Melbourne3.46.810.1111.12.78
St. Kilda1.04.25.68.10.58
Match Statistics (external link)

Melbourne win by 20 points

Goalkickers: Noel Clarke 7, Ken Albiston 3, Bob McKenzie 1

Milestones:
Nil

After their loss to top of the table Geelong a week earlier the Demons were left with no more than a slight mathematical chance of playing in the finals. They did their bit with a win, but the door the top four remained well and truly locked.

The match was played on a rare fine day, but the weeks of rain meant the ground was still muddy and the Saints handled the conditions better initially, holding the Demons goalless for most of the first term a late three goal explosion by Noel Clarke gave the home side a comfortable lead at the first break.

The second quarter was a more even affair, with the Demons narrowly increasing their margin. By half-time Clarke had kicked 5.3 including two posters.

Inaccuracy costs the Saints any change of a come from behind victory in the last quarter.

Best were McGivern, Clarke and McLean

Despite the win the Demons remained 10 points behind fourth place with four games to play. They had an easy run home, mostly against teams at the bottom of the ladder but it still left them with a slender chance of playing finals.

Seconds
St Kilda 12.5 d. Melbourne 8.15

Thirds
Melbourne 16.10 d. St Kilda 1.5

Media
The Argus (external link) - 28/07/1952
Football Receord (external link) R15 1952


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