1979 Escort Cup Round 1
Claremont vs Melbourne
Sunday 25 March
Venue: Leederville Oval
Claremont win by 15 points
Goalkickers: Wells 5, Biffin 3, Byrne 2, Wingate 2, Durnan 1, Coles 1, Ditterich 1
Melbourne tried to negate the skill of Claremont’s best players, including the Krakouer brothers, with strength, and the game threatened to break out into a brawl several times. Along with his five goals, Wells had 30 possessions.
Best were Wells, Flower and Wingate.
Also in the side were Gaunt and Carman.