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Round 18 1967

Round 18, 1967
Melbourne vs Essendon
Saturday 26 August
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 24,282

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne1.53.76.108.12.60
Essendon1.73.95.117.14.56
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 4 points

Goalkickers: Chris Aitken 5, Brian Dixon 1, Ken Emselle 1, Hassa Mann 1

Milestones:
Last MFC Game
Terry Leahy
Peter Smith

150 Games
Bryan Kenneally

Last game as coach
Norm Smith

A last round dead rubber match between two sides out of finals contention was the last chance to gain something from a poor season.

In a poor game Chris Aitken was Melbourne's best, with five goals that gave supporters hope that he'd be a full-forward option in 1968. He was one of the few to master the windy conditions.

Essendon had a chance to win the game in the last minute when Geoff Gosper kicked towards an open goal. His shot rolled left of the post, though, and the match was lost.

Best were Aitken, Williams and Leahy. Smith (bruised back and chest) was replaced by Hardeman in the third quarter. Townend (ankle) was replaced by K. Osborne in the third quarter. Alves pulled a hamstring.

Reserves
Melbourne 16.8 d. Essendon 9.15
Goals - Dowsing 3, Parke 3, Hoper 2, Sampson 2, Clarke 2, Langford 1, Feldmann 1, Wells 1, G. Smith 1
Best - Dowsing, Stewart, Parke

Under 19s
Essendon 18.10 d. Melbourne 5.2

Media
Age - 28/08/1967

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