Round 10 1958

Round 10, 1958
Melbourne vs Collingwood
Monday 16 June
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 99,256

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 11 points

Goalkickers: Ian Ridley 5, Ron Barassi 3, Robert B Johnson 2, Geoff Tunbridge 1, Athol Webb 1


Even though they hadn't been in top form the Demons had risen back to the top of the ladder in recent weeks, but faced one of their sternest tests against the Magpies on Queen's Birthday Monday.

In front of an all time record crowd for a home and away game they led at every change and strengthened their position at the head of the table. The two teams put on a game befitting the occasion, and nearing half time Melbourne had a lead of four goals. Collingwood bounced back to shave the margin to 11 points at the long break and had the momentum in the third.

The Magpies continued their improved firm early in the third quarter, kicking the first two goals of the term to take the lead. It sparked a Melbourne rally, and by midway through the last quarter they had taken the lead back and were four goals in front.

After struggling to attack all day the Pies came back at them again and hit the lead by a point entering time on, but the Demons failed to give up and used their immense physical strength to get in front again. A late Tunbridge goal wrested back the lead and they added another as insurance soon after to end one of the great exhibitions of Australian Football.

Best were Barassi, L. Mithen and Johnson.

The win gave the Demons a two game break at the top of the ladder.


Seconds (played on Saturday)
Collingwood 4.12 d. Melbourne 4.5
Goals - Crompton 1, Wilkinson 1, Cook 1, Rankin 1
Best - Turner, Crompton, Melville

Thirds (played on Saturday)
Collingwood 10.13 d. Melbourne 6.11
Goals - Anderson 2, O'Toole 1, Crozier 1, Campbell 1, Butler 1
Best - McIvor, Butler, Campbell

"Demons refused to accept defeat" - The Age 17/06/1958
"Melbourne returns to title form" - The Age 18/06/1958
Football Record R11 1958

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