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Round 17 1978

Round 17, 1978
St. Kilda vs Melbourne
Saturday, 29 July
Venue: Moorabbin
Attendance: 13,118

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
St. Kilda3.07.1014.1620.21.141
Melbourne7.68.79.1013.11.89
Match Statistics


St. Kilda win by 52 points

Goalkickers: Barry Norsworthy 4, Ken Roberts 2, Ray Biffin 1, Tony Dullard 1, Shane Fitzsimmons 1, Greg Hutchison 1, Andrew Moir 1, Maurice Wingate 1

Milestones:
First Game
Des O'Dwyer

Last Game
Paul Thompson

First Goal
Des O'Dwyer

Desperate to rescue something from a terrible season which hadn't seen them win since Round 7 the Demons plucked 16-year-old Des O'Dwyer from Shepparton after just one training run with the senior squad and put him at full-forward in front of the baying Moorabbin crowd.

It looked like a master stroke when O'Dwyer goalled with his first kick in league football and Melbourne led 46 to nothing after 23 minutes of the first term. St Kilda got the last three goals of the first quarter but the Demons still took a five goal lead into the first change.

From there it was all the Saints, with Jeff Sarau moving from ruck to full-forward and kicking seven goals and the home side banging on 17.21 to 6.5 for the rest of the game.

Best were Baker, R. Flower and Hutchison.

Reserves
St Kilda 20.15.135 d. Melbourne 7.10.52
Goals - Woodman 3, Cunningham 1, Hamilton 1, Maynard 1, Mills 1
Best - Marchant, Richards, Denny

Under 19's
Melbourne 14.20.104 drew St Kilda 14.20.104
Goals - Angelis 4, Todd 3, Bickford 2, D'Ambrosia 2, Mobbs 2, Hayes 1
Best - Love, Mobbs, Hayes

Media
"Case of the Demon wilt" - The Age 31/07/1978
Football Record R18 1978

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