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Round 6 1945

Round 6, 1945
Footscray vs Melbourne
Saturday 26 May
Venue: Western Oval
Attendance: 13,000

1st2nd3rdFinal
Footscray3.26.87.1011.16.82
Melbourne2.73.97.127.13.55
Match Statistics


Footscray win by 27 points

Goalkickers: Frank Kennedy 2, Adrian Dullard 1, Fred Fanning 1, Ernie O'Rourke 1, Ivan Porter 1, Norm Wilson 1

Milestones:
First Game
Ernie O'Rourke
Norm Wilson

Last Game
George Archibald
Esmond Downey
Jack Stock

First Goal
Gordon Bowman (2nd game)
Ernie O'Rourke
Norm Wilson

The Demons added two more new players, but were unable to take the points against Footscray on their home patch, losing their spot inside the top four to the Tricolours in the process.

Melbourne fielded a weakened team, and put up a stirring fight. They started well, and after conceding a 17 point lead at half time ended up in front at three quarter time. Footscray then ran over the top, with the Demons only managing one point to end the game opposed to the home side's nine scoring shots for 3.6.

The visitors were further weakened when Kennedy suffered an ankle injury after they had already introduced their replacement player Conroy. They had to play with 17 until Kennedy could return, but all he could do was stand near the goalsquare where he managed to kick two goals.

Cordner, McLean and Porter were best. Conroy suffered an injured ankle and was replaced by Archibald during the second quarter. Kennedy also hurt his ankle.

Seconds
Footscray 32.23 d. Melbourne 9.16

Media
Argus - 28/05/1945
Football Record R7 1945

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Tuesday 16 October 2018 10:23:27 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 6)

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