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Round 13 1941

Round 13, 1941
Melbourne vs South Melbourne
Saturday 26 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 23,110

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne5.28.614.1118.16.124
South Melbourne2.44.510.910.13.73
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 51 points

Goalkickers: Adrian Dullard 4, Ron Baggott 3, Percy Beames 3, Norm Smith 3, Jack Mueller 2, Roy Dowsing 1, Rowley Fischer 1, Maurie Gibb 1

Milestones:
Nil

Other than Melbourne, South had been one of the most in-form teams in the competition over previous weeks - rising from last to sixth and within striking distance of the finals after a string of victories.

Their big test came against the Demons, also on a hot streak having defeated two of their top four rivals in the last month.

Melbourne had struggled to beat South in their first meeting of 1941, but that was before they struck top form and on this day they led from start to finish. Four goals in a row before South managed a score effectively killed the contest. South's pacy players were slowed by the heavy conditions, and though they put a couple of decent periods together they weren't good enough to overhaul the deficit.

The only time South got a run on and kicked six goals in the third quarter they also conceded six to leave them in roughly the same position as they had been at half time.

Baggott, Dullard and Lock were best

The victory helped Melbourne overhaul Carlton and move to the top of the VFL ladder. They had only entered the top four a month before, but in that time had swiftly risen to the top of the table.

Seconds
Melbourne 12.9 d. South Melbourne 8.11

Media
Football Record R14 1941

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 24 January 2016 13:26:01 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 4)

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