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Round 6 1966

Round 6, 1966
Collingwood vs Melbourne
Saturday 28 May
Venue: Victoria Park
Attendance: 26,153

1st2nd3rdFinal
Collingwood2.35.106.1412.18.90
Melbourne3.34.46.78.9.57
Match Statistics


Collingwood win by 33 points

Goalkickers: Maurie Bartlett 2, Ross Dillon 2, Hassa Mann 2, Neville Stone 1, Barrie Vagg 1

Milestones:
First Game
Gary Wynd

First Game
Neville Stone (5th game)

The Demons 10th league loss in a row represented a new unwanted 'record' for Norm Smith. He had threatened his players during the week that they could leave if they didn't want to play his way, and he reacted to their three goal performance against Carlton the week before by dropping four players, blooding one and switching Ross Dillon to full forward - his 6th in as many games.

For the first time all year Melbourne led at quarter time, and finally looked threatening against the Magpies who had lost just one game all season. They kicked just one goal in the second term to go into half-time 12 points behind but were just seven points behind at the last break.

Five minutes into the last quarter they hit the lead with two quick goals but the Pies hit back and slammed on the next six to win comfortably.

Best were Dillon, Dixon and Johnson. Ross Dillon suffered a season ending knee injury.

Reserves
Collingwood 27.16 d. Melbourne 7.10
Goals - Jungwirth 2, Dowsing 2, Miller 1, Behan 1, Vearing 1
Best - Vearing, Dowsing, Moller

Under 19's
Collingwood 16.7 d. Melbourne 8.11

Media
"It was like old times" - The Age 30/05/1966
Football Record R7 1966

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