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Round 11 1954

Round 11, 1954
Melbourne vs North Melbourne
Saturday 3 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 18,180

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne2.16.89.1115.15.105
North Melbourne5.37.69.611.6.72
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 33 points

Goalkickers: Noel Clarke 5, Robert B Johnson 4, Bob McKenzie 3, Frank Adams 2, Geoff McGivern 1

Milestones:
First Game
Robert Johnson

First Goal
Robert Johnson

Two of many contenders for the top four battled, on a windy day, and the Demons won courtesy of a six goal to two last quarter. North started favourites, so Melbourne's win was the biggest shock of the day. When they were 25 points in front during the first quarter it looked like they would win easily, but a late goal brought the margin back to a more manageable 20.

Two quick goals in the second quarter cut the gap before debutante Bob Johnson kicked two in a row to give the Demons a lead. North hit back with a late goal, but after an even first half Melbourne's ability in winning the third quarter into the wind by nine points was decisive, allowing them to race away in the final term. They were gifted a goal when a North defender kicked in after a behind and hit Noel Clarke 10 yards out from goal.

Marquis, Beckwith and Clarke were best. Johnson took 13 marks on debut. Carroll and Bull replaced McMahen and McLean respectively during the last quarter.

During the following week North Melbourne's committee met to discuss complaints about field umpire Rowe's handling of the game.

Seconds
Melbourne 16.16 d. North Melbourne 7.8
Goals - Albiston 6, Unknown 10
Best - Ferguson, Christie, Albiston

Thirds
North Melbourne 10.10 d. Melbourne 9.13

Media
Sporting Globe - 03/07/1954
Age - 03/07/1954
Age - 05/07/1954
Argus - 05/07/1954
Argus - 05/07/1954
Herald - 06/07/1954
Argus - 06/07/1954
Age - 07/07/1954
Sporting Globe - 07/07/1954
Football Record R12 1954

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