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Round 15 1946

Round 15, 1946
South Melbourne vs Melbourne
Saturday 3 August
Venue: Junction Oval
Attendance: 22,000

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
South Melbourne4.48.910.1215.16.106
Melbourne5.37.511.1014.11.95
Match Statistics


South Melbourne win by 11 points

Goalkickers: Fred Fanning 3, Alby Rodda 3, Norm Smith 3, Jack Mueller 2, Len Dockett 1, Frank Kennedy 1, Jim Mitchell 1

Milestones:
Nil

Having got to the edge of the top four after six consecutive wins the Demons blew their chance to replace Carlton with a surprise loss to a 6-8 Swans side who were coming off their lowest score in years the previously Saturday.

It was not to be Melbourne's day at the Junction Oval. South managed four goals into the wind, and Melbourne's followers weren't getting their hit-outs anywhere near the centre players - who were being well held by their opponents.

They took the lead with the breeze in the second, and held Melbourne well in the third to be just four points behind with the use of it in the last term. South hit the lead early in the 4th, but Fred Fanning - who had been well held all day - came to life and goes be he and Mueller kept the match interesting.

The two sides duelled through the rest of the term, but when Grossman kicked a late goal for South it was over.

Best for Melbourne were McGrath, Mitchell and Deans. Luckily for the Demons their rivals for fourth place Carlton were also surprisingly beaten, leaving the two sides in the same position they had been at the end of the previous week's games.

Seconds
Melbourne 16.18 d. South Melbourne 9.10

Media
"Fine South Effort" - The Age 05/08/1946
Football Record R16 1946

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