Round 17 1968

Round 17, 1968
Melbourne vs Footscray
Saturday, 10 August
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 18,733

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 9 points

Goalkickers: Hassa Mann 3, Gary Hardeman 2, John Townsend 2, Brian Dixon 1, Greg Parke 1, Barrie Vagg 1

First Game
Peter Weekes

With the British Opposition Leader, and future Prime Minister, Edward Heath in the stands the two sides played a high scoring first quarter to set the match up as an exciting spectacle, before the second term saw Footscray add just one goal and the Demons 0.6, to give Melbourne a five point lead at the long break.

Footscray took control through the centre in the third quarter, and by the last change they were three points in front, but in a thrilling last quarter it was Hassa Mann, Tassie Johnson and Brian Dixon who carried the Demons over the line. Dixon had a hand in the first two goals of the last quarter before Mann took a strong pack mack to goal and extend the margin. Johnson spent the last few minutes as a rock in the heart of defence, and in front of the visiting dignitary the Demons earned four points.

Best were Johnson, Mann and Roet.

Melbourne 12.17 d. Footscray 9.13
Goals - Dowsing 3, Aubrey 2, Fahey 2, Forster 2, Lees 1, Walker 1, Clark 1
Best - D. Clarke, K. Osborne, Catlin

Under 19's
Footscray 12.11 d. Melbourne 4.10
Goals - McLean 1, O'Farrell 1, Sampson 1, Wells 1
Best - Swift, Jenkin, Callery

Football Record R18 1968
"Old hands helped to win" - The Age 12/08/1968

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