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Round 18 1950

Round 18, 1950
Melbourne vs Hawthorn
Saturday 26 August
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 10,255

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne8.310.614.1023.18.156
Hawthorn0.04.47.59.6.60
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 96 points

Goalkickers: Eddie Craddock 4, Jack Thomson 4, Jack Mueller 3, Alby Rodda 3, Denis Cordner 2, Geoff McGivern 2, Bob McKenzie 2, Geoff Collins 1, Billy Deans 1, Len Dockett 1

Milestones:
50 Games
Eddie Jackson

Statistical categories led:
Highest score in Round 18

Having limped towards the finals the Demons were handed what amounted to a glorified warm-up game to end the Home and Away season, playing against a team who had lost all 17 of its matches so far that year.

With one chance left to redeem themselves and avoid the humiliation of a winless season Hawthorn failed to fire a shot and a 51 point to nil first quarter put the match beyond doubt at the first break, setting the Demons on their way to a huge confidence boosting victory.

The victory could have been even more savage if not for Melbourne experimentation from the second quarter onwards, rotating players through the middle to prepare for the finals series.

Best were Denis Cordner, Dockett and Collins.

Seconds
Hawthorn 16.11 d. Melbourne 13.11

Media
Argus - 23/08/1950
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/22900799/1734042 - Argus 28/08/1950
Football Record - 1st Semi 1950

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