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Round 12 1949

Round 12, 1949
Melbourne vs Geelong
Saturday 9 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 19,512

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne2.46.810.1114.17.101
Geelong3.75.812.1314.14.98
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 3 points

Goalkickers: Adrian Dullard 4, Bob McKenzie 4, Eddie Craddock 2, Lance Arnold 1, Doug Heywood 1, Alan McGowan 1, Stan Rule 1

Milestones:
Nil

After finally making the top four for the first time all year at the halfway mark, Melbourne's challenge was then to stay there by beating a red hot Geelong side. The Pivotonians had thrashed them on the opening day of the season and the Demons were keen not only on revenge but on strengthening their claim on a finals berth.

They were up to the task eventually, but it took a three goal comeback in the last minutes for them to snatch victory.

Despite their seven wins in a row the win only left Melbourne hanging on in the eight by their fingernails.

Denis Cordner, Bob McKenzie and Doug Heywood were Melbourne's best.

Geelong later complained that a stretcher had not been provided when one of their players broke his leg. As the reserve couldn't enter the playing ground until he was removed they played a man short for 10 minutes. Melbourne refuted the claims

Seconds
Melbourne 11.10 d. Geelong 10.14

Thirds
Melbourne 10.11 d. Geelong 8.10

Media
The Age - 12/07/1949
"Melbourne denies Geelong claim about lack of stretchers" - The Argus 14/07/1949
Football Record R13 1949

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