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Round 1 1949

Round 1, 1949
Geelong vs Melbourne
Saturday 16 April
Venue: Kardinia Park
Attendance: 25,000

1st2nd3rdFinal
Geelong7.39.817.1321.19.145
Melbourne5.110.311.312.11.83
Match Statistics


Geelong win by 62 points

Goalkickers: Denis Cordner 3, Eddie Craddock 3, Bob McKenzie 3, Adrian Dullard 2, Noel McMahen 1

Milestones:
First game as coach
Allan La Fontaine

The 1948 premiers travelled for their first game of the new season under a new coach and were soundly beaten.

After leading by a point at half time the Demons conceded eight goals to one in the third term, and four to one in the last to be badly thrashed. They played like a team jaded at the end of a long season, instead of one who were just starting their year.

Geelong's Lindsay White had a tally of 8.9 at three-quarter time, totally eclipsing champion full-back Shane McGrath. He only added one more goal in the last quarter, but it was a match winning performance.

Best were Denis Cordner, Heywood and Dockett.

Seconds
Melbourne 15.17 d. Geelong 9.10

Thirds
Geelong 16.8.104 d. Melbourne 11.4.70

Media
Football Record R1 1949

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