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Round 13 1954

Round 13, 1954
Melbourne vs Carlton
Saturday 17 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 29,406

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne2.44.67.1110.16.76
Carlton2.04.45.46.5.41
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 35 points

Goalkickers: Robert B Johnson 3, Bob McKenzie 3, Noel Clarke 2, Ron Barassi 1, Ian Ridley 1

Milestones:
Last MFC Game
John Ferguson

First Goal
Ian Ridley (2nd game)

After a disappointing loss to top of the table Collingwood a week earlier the Demons bounced back in the first half of the split round with a comfortable win over the Blues.

In greasy conditions with a ball that was difficult to handle it was an evenly matched first half before the pacy Demons ran away from their opposition - a side who had disappointed throughout 1954. Melbourne weren't slowed by the conditions, and despite Carlton kicking the first goal of the last quarter to cut the margin to 13 points and having four of their six goals from free kicks directly in front of goal Melbourne held on to win easily.

Collins, Williams and Cordner were best. Dixon replaced the injured Adams at half time. Ferguson replaced McGivern in the last quarter.

Seconds
Carlton 12.12 d. Melbourne 11.16
Best - Constable, Gloury and Webster

Thirds
Carlton 8.12 d. Melbourne 6.4

Media
Argus - 16/07/1954
Age - 16/07/1954
Sporting Globe - 17/07/1954
Age - 17/07/1954
Age - 19/07/1954
Argus - 19/07/1954
Sporting Globe - 21/07/1954
Sporting Globe - 21/07/1954
Football Record R13 1954

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