Round 12 1956

Round 12, 1956
Melbourne vs Richmond
Saturday 7 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 26,872

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 34 points

Goalkickers: Robert B Johnson 2, Ian Ridley 2, Athol Webb 2, Ron Barassi 1, Brian Dixon 1, Denis Jones 1, Laurie Mithen 1, Stuart Spencer 1

100 Games
Geoff McGivern

50 Games
Ron Barassi

First Goal
Denis Jones (2nd game)

A 17th straight win for the Demons was earned with a miserly defensive performance that restricted Richmond to their lowest score against Melbourne since 1925.

The Tiger rucks won, and they matched the Demons across the centre but weren't helped by the with mud and wet conditions turning the match into a scramble. Melbourne's defence was also too strong, and while they were wasteful in the first quarter the home side found their range over the next three terms and easily drew away to win.

Best were Geoff McGivern, John Beckwith and Denis Cordner. Laidlaw replaced Dixon (bruised shoulder) and Marquis replaced Bob Johnson (cramp).

Norm Smith said "Once more our defence lines played the leading role in the team's success. Full marks must go to the Tigers for the tough way they fought out this game."

Melbourne 12.13 d. Richmond 9.12
Goals - Unknown
Best - Cook, Gleeson, Wilson

Melbourne 4.19 d. Richmond 2.7

Age - 09/07/1956
Argus - 09/07/1956
Argus - 09/07/1956
Football Record R13 1956

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 18 April 2020 03:14:39 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 11)

Donate to Demonwiki


Google Search