Round 13 1960

Round 13, 1960
Melbourne vs St. Kilda
Saturday 23 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 42,935

St. Kilda2.
Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 4 points

Goalkickers: Hassa Mann 2, Ray Nilsson 2, Terry Gleeson 1, Clyde Laidlaw 1


After taking all before them in previous weeks the Demons suffered their first scare for a while when the Saints got within a goal of becoming the first team to beat them on the MCG in 1960.

In a low scoring match on a heavy surface Melbourne were never more than a goal in front at any of the changes, and couldn't get off the leash in the last quarter. They spent the last few minutes of the match dug-in inside their own defence, defending grimly.

One point separated the sides with eight minutes to play, after which St Kilda scored four behinds to Melbourne's decisive 1.1. In the end Melbourne's ruck dominance and match winning wing play by Brian Dixon contributed to the result.

The win left Melbourne a game clear at the top and three games inside the top the top two with five games to play.

Best were Dixon, Trevor Johnson and Clyde Laidlaw. Adams (concussion) was replaced by Crompton at half time.

St Kilda 7.17 d. Melbourne 4.10
Goals - Eastgate 2, R. Rolfe 1, Carroll 1
Best - B. Leahy, Hicks, Strachov

Under 19's
St Kilda 8.11 d. Melbourne 6.9
Goals - Anderson 3, Predl 1, Leahy 1, Hancy 1
Best - Mooney, Weidlich, Anderson

"Saints just fall in tight finish" - The Age 25/07/1960
Football Record R14 1960

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