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1956 Seconds Grand Final

Seconds Grand Final, 1956
Melbourne vs South Melbourne
Saturday 15 September
Venue: MCG
Attendance: n/a

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne4.69.811.1216.14.110
South Melbourne2.28.48.1010.12.72


Melbourne win by 38 points

Goalkickers: Ben Crameri 7, Terry Mountain 3, Tony Bull 2, Peter Brenchley 1, G.Longney 1, Dick Atkinson 1, Brian Collopy 1

On a day where the seniors were due to go around in the big match, the seconds got Melbourne off to a winning start with a comfortable win over the Swans.

Aided by 7 goals from rookie Ben Crameri, Melbourne were never seriously challenged other than a brief period during the second quarter. After a lopsided first quarter when the Demons' lead should have been even more, South struck back to be within ten points at the long break. A 0.6 third quarter, though, let Melbourne off the hook.

It was Melbourne's big men who won the game, and later that afternoon the seniors would ensure a famous double for the Demons.

Best were Crameri, John Lord and Carlton recruit Graham Kerr.

Team
B: Pinfold, Hayes, Jones
HB: Thorogood, Lord, Case
C: Dunkerley, Kerr, Brenchley
HF: Lay, Cook, Collopy
F: Mountain, Crameri, Longney
Foll: Wilson, Atkinson, Bull
INT: Tossol, Ash
E: Dunsford, Boyle, Clay, Williamson

Media
Age - 17/09/1956
Argus - 17/09/1956

Links
Boyles Football Photos page

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Wednesday 15 May 2019 13:38:21 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 9)

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