Round 15 1959

Round 15, 1959
Footscray vs Melbourne
Saturday 8 August
Venue: Western Oval
Attendance: 12,549

Match Statistics

Footscray win by 9 points

Goalkickers: Graham Pinfold 3, Hassa Mann 2, Alan Rowarth 2, Ron Barassi 1, Robert B Johnson 1, Geoff Tunbridge 1

100 Games
Robert B Johnson

Having been almost sure of finishing first three weeks before, the Demons had lost to Collingwood and drawn with Fitzroy. The draw hadn't hurt them due to Carlton losing elsewhere, and a visit to the Western Oval was a chance to further strengthen their position.

They were made heavy favourites by tipsets, but it wasn't to be, and for the third straight week Melbourne came out of a close game without a win.

With Demon captain John Beckwith absent due to a self-imposed exile to the Seconds where he hoped to find form, the lowly, young Bulldogs tore into their opponents with vigour and put them off their natural game. The Demons were disappointingly slow and lost confidence as the match went on.

Pinfold's three goals came in his only match for the season.

Melbourne dropped behind Carlton and into second with a game against the Blues the next Saturday and third placed North Melbourne now only two points behind them.

Melbourne 12.12 d. Footscray 7.5
Goals - Nilsson 4, Crompton 3, Brenchley 2, Buswell 1, Mann 1, Stevens 1
Best - Gleeson, Crompton, Beckwith

Melbourne 13.12 d. Footscray 2.9
Goals - J. Leahy 3, Bosch 3, Russell 2, Jeffrey 2, Miller 1, Anderson 1, Clarke 1
Best - Rolfe, J. Leahy, Edwards

Age - 08/08/1959
Age - 11/08/1959
Football Record R16 1959

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