Round 6 1941

Round 6, 1941
Footscray vs Melbourne
Saturday, 7 June
Venue: Western Oval
Attendance: 16,000

Match Statistics

Footscray win by 28 points

Goalkickers: Ron Baggott 5, Norm Smith 4, Percy Beames 1, Les Gibbs 1, Jack Mueller 1, Jack O'Keefe 1, Mac Wilson 1


Firmly back in form after four wins in a row, and a record breaking score against Collingwood the previous week Melbourne travelled to the Western Oval to play the top of the table Tricolours but had their colours lowered.

With the notorious Western Oval winds in full effect the Demons put in a solid first quarter, where only wasteful kicking stopped them from opening up an even bigger lead than five goals.

There was no preparing for the second quarter onslaught though. In the same term where they had butchered Collingwood seven days previously, Melbourne suffered their own 11 goal nightmare and a 60 point reverse during the quarter.

It was the first time Footscray had conceded more than a hundred points all season, by with the Melbourne defence leaking like a sieve they were unable to match their opponents. Despite the ton score it was acknowledged that Melbourne's forward line had still been poor given the amount of chances they had.

La Fontaine and Wartman were best.

Melbourne 15.10.100 d. Footscray 15.9.99

Football Record R7 1941

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