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Round 12 1953

Round 12, 1953
Melbourne vs Richmond
Saturday 11 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 19,394

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne6.37.68.811.9.75
Richmond1.16.38.911.9.75
Match Statistics


Match Drawn

Goalkickers: Peter Schofield 5, Ken Albiston 3, Denis Cordner 1, Jack Thomson 1, Jim Wilson 1

Milestones:
Only MFC Game
Ron McKenzie

Last Game
Bill Morrow
Maurie Reeves
Jim Wilson

Two of the three worst teams in the competition came together at the MCG and played out a thrilling draw which left the Demons last.

At quarter time it looked like the home side were going to run away to a big win, but they failed to double their score in the last three quarters. By half time the Tigers were within 10 points, and had taken a lead at three quarter time.

The two sides kicked three goals each in the final term. 20th man Thomson goalled to put Melbourne ahead, but Richmond equalised. Ken Albiston had a shot that missed scoring a behind by inches and he match ended with the two sides locked together for Melbourne's second Round 12 draw in a row.

Marquis, Williams and Albiston were best.

Seconds
Richmond 14.14 d. Melbourne 9.10
Goals - Unknown
Best - Adams, Baker, Paynter

Thirds
Melbourne 14.16 d. Richmond 7.2

Lists
Draws

Media
Age - 10/07/1953
The Age - 11/07/1953
Age - 13/07/1953
Sporting Globe - 15/07/1953
Football Record R12 1953

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Tuesday 07 April 2020 03:51:36 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 10)

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