Round 14 1952

Round 14, 1952
Melbourne vs St. Kilda
Saturday 26 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 14,047

St. Kilda1.
Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 20 points

Goalkickers: Noel Clarke 7, Ken Albiston 3, Bob McKenzie 1


After their loss to top of the table Geelong a week earlier the Demons were left with no more than a slight mathematical chance of playing in the finals. They did their bit with a win, but the door the top four remained well and truly locked.

The match was played on a rare fine day, but the weeks of rain meant the ground was still muddy and the Saints handled the conditions better initially, holding the Demons goalless for most of the first term a late three goal explosion by Noel Clarke gave the home side a comfortable lead at the first break.

The second quarter was a more even affair, with the Demons narrowly increasing their margin. By half-time Clarke had kicked 5.3 including two posters.

Inaccuracy costs the Saints any change of a come from behind victory in the last quarter.

Best were McGivern, Clarke and McLean

Despite the win the Demons remained 10 points behind fourth place with four games to play. They had an easy run home, mostly against teams at the bottom of the ladder but it still left them with a slender chance of playing finals.

St Kilda 12.5 d. Melbourne 8.15
Goalkickers - Unknown
Best - Stanes, Lane

Melbourne 16.10 d. St Kilda 1.5

Argus - 28/07/1952
Argus - 30/07/1952
Football Receord R15 1952

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