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Round 12 1956

Round 12, 1956
Melbourne vs Richmond
Saturday 7 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 26,872

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne1.64.98.1211.13.79
Richmond2.03.15.17.3.45
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 34 points

Goalkickers: Robert B Johnson 2, Ian Ridley 2, Athol Webb 2, Ron Barassi 1, Brian Dixon 1, Dennis Jones 1, Laurie Mithen 1, Stuart Spencer 1

Milestones:
100 Games
Geoff McGivern

50 Games
Ron Barassi

First Goal
Dennis Jones (2nd game)

A 17th straight win for the Demons was earned with a miserly defensive performance that restricted Richmond to their lowest score against Melbourne since 1925.

The Tiger rucks won, and they matched the Demons across the centre but weren't helped by the with mud and wet conditions turning the match into a scramble. Melbourne's defence was also too strong, and while they were wasteful in the first quarter the home side found their range over the next three terms and easily drew away to win.

Best were Geoff McGivern, John Beckwith and Denis Cordner. Laidlaw replaced Dixon (bruised shoulder) and Marquis replaced Bob Johnson (cramp).

Seconds
Melbourne 12.13 d. Richmond 9.12
Goals - Unknown
Best - Cook, Gleeson, Wilson

Thirds
Melbourne 4.19 d. Richmond 2.7

Media
Age - 09/07/1956
Argus - 09/07/1956
Football Record R13 1956

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Thursday 06 December 2018 20:12:36 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 9)

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