Round 6 1968

Round 6, 1968
Footscray vs Melbourne
Saturday, 18 May
Venue: Western Oval
Attendance: 10,441

Match Statistics

Footscray win by 37 points

Goalkickers: Barrie Vagg 2, Chris Fowler 1, Tassie Johnson 1, Graham Osborne 1, John Townsend 1

Last Game
Geoff Whitton

Stung by criticism after a heavy defeat to Carlton the Bulldogs players took out their frustrations on a hapless Melbourne side who lost Hassa Mann before the bounce with flu and Ross Dillon after ten minutes with injury.

Without their best midfielder and forward they were never going to put a decent score on the board and only managed more than one goal in the third quarter when they put on four. The first time they had the opportunity to use the notorious Western Oval breeze in the first quarter Melbourne had managed just 1.2 - and conceded three.

The third quarter saw them get within ten points but the Dogs regrouped to kick the last two goals of the term and all but assure themselves of victory with the wind in the last.

Best were Davis, Groom and Sullivan. Barrie Vagg was originally selected as Reserve, but was promoted to the starting lineup when Hassa Mann withdrew because of flu.

Footscray 14.15 d. Melbourne 4.7
Goals - Smith 1, Lees 1, Osborne 1, Catlin 1
Best - Osborne, Aubrey, Williams

Under 19's
Footscray 9.13 d. Melbourne 8.7
Goals - Mitchell 2, O'Farrell 2, Callery 1, Colcott 1, Emselle 1, Martin 1
Best - Jennings, Curry, Stanton

Football Record R7 1968
"Critics hurt Bulldogs" - The Age 20/05/1968

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