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Round 2 1979

Round 2, 1979
Geelong vs Melbourne
Monday, 16 April
Venue: Kardinia Park
Attendance: 25,499

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Geelong2.57.79.1215.16.106
Melbourne4.65.77.119.13.67
Match Statistics


Geelong win by 39 points

Goalkickers: Phil Carman 3, Robert Flower 2, Maurice Wingate 2, Glenn Elliott 1, Andrew Moir 1

Milestones:
MFC Debut
Robert Elliott

Last Game
Shane Fitzsimmons

Melbourne travelled down the highway looking to kick start their season with a win, but found a Geelong side who were too quick and too good in the air.

Kicking with the breeze in the first quarter Melbourne opened up a 13 point lead at the first change but within minutes of the restart the Cats used the wind to their advantage and took the lead back. Despite the desperate attempts of captain-coach Carl Ditterich to lead by example and lift his side they failed to capitalise on the advantage of kicking with the breeze and were run over in the last quarter.

Despite kicking three goals Phil Carman looked a liability, giving away ten free kicks for the day. Lacking drive and motivation his teammates succumbed easily to the Cats and it was another loss for Melbourne in Sleepy Hollow.

Best were G. Elliott, Ditterich and Sullivan

Reserves
Geelong 16.24.120 d. Melbourne 15.18.108
Goals - Norsworthy 3, O'Donnell 3, Maynard 2, Byrne 1, Code 1, Lockwood 1, Roberts 1, Seaton 1, Wallace 1, Whitford 1
Best - Norsworthy, Richards, Elliott

Under 19's
Geelong 22.15.147 d. Melbourne 16.16.112
Goals - Cumming 4, Thorne 4, Greene 3, Denko 2, Bardoel 1, Dickson 1, Juliffe 1
Best - McCormack, Hewitt, Boyle

Media
"Demons find it hellish" - The Age 17/04/1979
Football Record R3 1979

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