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Round 1 1958

Round 1, 1958
Melbourne vs Carlton
Saturday 12 April
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 38,006

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Melbourne4.17.310.711.13.79
Carlton2.13.55.99.11.65
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 14 points

Goalkickers: Ian Ridley 5, Robert B Johnson 3, Geoff Case 1, Neil Crompton 1, Athol Webb 1

Milestones:
First Goal
Neil Crompton (2nd game)

50 Games
Keith Carroll

Melbourne had been traditionally poor in the first round when opening the season after a premiership, but in 1958 they managed to win without much fuss. After the premiership pennant was unfurled the Demons got down to business, and had opened a match winning lead by three quarter time.

Without first choice full back Peter Marquis and defender John Lord, the Demons had to withstand a belated comeback with the breeze in the last quarter. On an unusually warm day Carlton cut the margin from 28 points to a goal while down the other end the Demons were only booting points but the visitors had left themselves too much to do.

A Geoff Tunbridge intercept and pass to rover Ian Ridley brought up Ridley's fifth goal and steadied the Demons who then held on to win easily.

Best were Beckwith, Williams and Ridley. Ron Barassi was a withdrawal from the selected side with a toe injury, replaced by Graham Pinfold. Williams (cramp) was replaced by Brenchley during the last quarter.

To celebrate the club's centenary season the coin tossed by captain John Beckwith before the match was mounted and presented to the club by the VFL.

Seconds
Carlton 15.10 d. Melbourne 10.17
Goals - Wilkinson 5, Davis 1, Evans 1, Vurlow 1, Ferguson 1, Cunningham 1
Best - Crameri, Vurlow, Lord

Thirds
Carlton 8.8 d. Melbourne 1.8
Goal - Anderson
Best - McLeod, Avery, Steel

Media
"Demons survive fierce fight-back by Blues" - The Age 14/04/1958
Football Record R2 1958

Links
Blueseum match report

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