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Round 11 1939

Round 11, 1939
Hawthorn vs Melbourne
Saturday 1 July
Venue: Glenferrie Oval
Attendance: 8,000

1st2nd3rdFinal
Hawthorn1.15.36.38.4.52
Melbourne4.34.55.107.12.54
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 2 points

Goalkickers: Jack Mueller 2, Ray Wartman 2, Harold Ball 1, Ron Barassi 1, Harry Harley 1

Milestones:
Nil

Melbourne's up and down form continued on the narrow Glenferrie Oval, a ground which they had traditionally had trouble winning at. A week before they had obliterated Collingwood in the victory of the season, but were forced to rely on a superior amount of scoring shots to beat the Mayblooms despite kicking one less goal.

As well as the irreguarly sized ground the weather was also a great leveller, with pouring rain adding to windy and cold conditions to rob the match any chance of being a spectacle. Players were forced to adopt soccer style tactics in the slush which hit all six league games on the day.

The injured Wartman, hobbling around the forward line, got the winning goal in the last couple of minutes.

Lock was Melbourne's best. Ron Barassi was reported for striking and suspended for 4 matches.

Hawthorn - and the weather - stopped Melbourne's VFL record streak of century scores at 10. Despite the narrow victory Melbourne remained top of the ladder.

Seconds
Melbourne 16.18 d. Hawthorn 6.5

Lists
Tribunal

Notes
Other sources have the Seconds score as 6.4.40

Media
Football Record R12 1939

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Tuesday 03 November 2015 14:44:08 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 5)

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