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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, and the match ended with the two sides locked together in what was Melbourne's first draw since the same round a year before.

Marquis, Williams and Albiston were best.

Seconds
Richmond 14.14 d. Melbourne 9.10

Thirds
Melbourne 14.16 d. Richmond 7.2

Lists
Draws

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

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Thursday 05 April 2018 22:17:26 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 7)

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