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Round 6 1960

Round 6, 1960
Melbourne vs Richmond
Saturday 28 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 27,249

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Melbourne2.47.1011.1717.22.124
Richmond1.41.51.64.8.32
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 92 points

Goalkickers: Robert B Johnson 4, Ian Ridley 4, Neil Crompton 3, Hassa Mann 2, Ron Barassi 1, Brian Dixon 1, Clyde Laidlaw 1, Alan Rowarth 1

Milestones:
Nil

During the week the MCC had granted Richmond permission to have a training run on the MCG while Punt Road was waterlogged, but it didn't help them as they were comprehensively thrashed.

It took until late in the first quarter for Bob Johnson to give his side the advantage when he sparked them courtesy of a great mark and goal in. It would be his best performance for the season so far, and the Demons would never look back. From there a number of previously out of form players improved and started showing premiership form again.

The rest of the game was a procession. Laurie Mithen dominated the centre and Brian Dixon won comfortably on the wings. Rovers Ridley and Crompton kicked seven goals between them despite Crompton only coming on as a reserve in the first quarter.

With Johnson and Terry Gleeson winning ruck duels handily there was no chance for the Tigers to get anywhere near it. The nearest they got to a result was in two second quarter scuffles.

Best were Beckwith, Dixon and Ridley. Milner (broken collarbone) was replaced by Crompton in the first quarter, and Rowarth (shin) by Jones in the last.

Their highest ever score and biggest win against the Tigers pushed Melbourne back to the top of the ladder, setting up a top of the table clash against Essendon the following Saturday.

Reserves
Melbourne 9.13 d. Richmond 6.8
Goals - Turner 4, Richards 3, Edwards 1, Nilsson 1
Best - Turner, Sheppard, Thorogood

Under 19's
Melbourne 8.10 defeated Richmond 6.18
Goals - Anderson 2, Groves 2, Predl 2, Ingwersen 1, Weidlich 1
Best - Strachov, Treloar, Ingwersen

Media
"Bob Johnson Gave the "Green Light" - The Age 30/05/1960
Football Record R7, 1960

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