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Round 13 1966

Round 13, 1966
Melbourne vs Hawthorn
Saturday 23 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 18,254

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne4.37.816.1023.13.151
Hawthorn3.24.26.39.5.59
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 92 points

Goalkickers: Ed Burston 6, Neville Stone 4, Barry Bourke 3, Ken Emselle 3, Hassa Mann 3, Graham Osborne 2, Terry Leahy 1, Barrie Vagg 1

Milestones:
First Goal
Graham Osborne (2nd game)

Graham Osborne became the 10th man in 13 weeks to play in the seemingly cursed full-forward position. Luckily for Osborne, who had only debuted a week earlier, he had been given the job in an eminently winnable game against 10th placed Hawthorn.

While he was a contributor, it was Ed Burston who did the damage with six goals - the most by a Melbourne player since 1961.

The injury depleted Hawks had won just one more game than Melbourne, and boosted by the return of Brian Dixon the Demons powered to a huge confidence building win. The two teams had battled manfully in the first half with the two defences dominating, but 16 goals to five after half time set up a massive victory. The win lifted Melbourne above Hawthorn into 10th on percentage.

Best were Johnson, Bourke and Dixon. Dixon went down again in the last quarter with the same knee injury that he had just returned from five weeks on the sidelines with.

Reserves
Melbourne 10.12 d. Hawthorn 6.14
Goals - Vearing 4, Smith 3, Rattray 1, Ryan 1, Murnane 1
Best - P. Smith, Vearing, Rattray

Under 19s
Melbourne 7.10 d. Hawthorn 4.11
Goals - Orr 3, Callery 1, Fanning 1, Smith 1, Feldmann 1
Best - Marshall, Orr, Stone

Media
Age - 25/07/1966
Football Record R14 1966

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