Round 6 1983

Round 6, 1983
Melbourne vs Sydney
Saturday 30 April
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 22,590

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 33 points

Goalkickers: Brian Wilson 7, Kelvin Templeton 4, Robert Flower 3, Les Bamblett 1, Adrian Battiston 1, Tony Elshaug 1, Kelly O'Donnell 1


The Demons won to level the ledger at 3-3 for the season, but in a sign of the increased expectations in 1983 Ron Barassi labelled the win a disgraceful display. The first quarter had been highlighted by a handball happy Demon defence turning the ball over to the Swans on multiple occassions only for the Swans (they were still not calling themselves Sydney, at least not in the Melbourne market) to miss the goals and fail to make it count.

Brownlow Medallists Moore, Wilson and Templeton were their side's best. Wilson's seven goals and 4.5 from Templeton were the scores that got the side over the line and Moore dominated in the ruck. Giles was replaced by Wright in the selected side due to a groin injury.

"You take any aspect of football and we buggered it up" Barassi said, "That's our worst performance for the year. It was disgraceful". His success started side had just won by more than five goals.

Melbourne 19.13.127 d. Swans 14.10.94
Goals - Barnes 3, Bergmann 2, Cordner 2, McCarthy 2, Philby 2, Sutcliffe 2, Tossol 2, Fisher 1, Gordon 1, Hutchison 1, Withers 1
Best - McCarthy, Sutcliffe, Cordner

Under 19s
Melbourne 20.16.136 d. Swans 13.13.91
Goals - Fidge 5, Ward 3, Oman 2, Howard 2, Yeates 2, Judd 1, Lawrence 1, Louttit 1, Rugolo 1, Mazurek 1, Thomas 1
Best - Ward, Bailey, Howard

Football Record R7 1983
Age - 05/02/1983

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