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Round 15 1979

Round 15, 1979
Melbourne vs South Melbourne
Saturday 14 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 15,036

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne5.39.1117.1724.23.167
South Melbourne4.510.518.824.10.154
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 13 points

Goalkickers: Peter Thorne 6, Gerard Healy 4, Greg Wells 4, Ray Biffin 2, Cameron Clayton 2, Robert Flower 2, Michael Byrne 1, Glenn Elliott 1, Graham Gaunt 1, Phil Seaton 1

Milestones:
'100 Games''
Steven Smith

Two sides that were well out of finals contention came together to play an incredible game of football at the MCG. Despite racking up what remains their equal 14th highest in VFL/AFL football the Demons won by just 14 points.

Melbourne had a narrow lead at quarter time despite conceding all four of South's goals to Tony Morwood, and were as much as 29 points behind in the third quarter. They then kicked six goals in 12 minutes to turn for home ahead on behinds.

The fightback was spearheaded by Cameron Clayton, moved forward after conceding seven of Morwood's eight goals to kick two of his own. A seven goal to six last quarter helped them stay in front and draw level with the Swans on the league ladder.

Best were Flower, Wells and Thorne

Reserves
Melbourne 22.12.144 d. South Melbourne 18.13.121
Goals - Dellamarta 4, Carman 3, Gull 3, O'Donnell 3, Moir 2, Moncrieff 2, Flower 1, Moulton 1, Wallace 1, Whitford 1, Wingate 1
Best - Carman, Sullivan, Hutchison

Under 19'
Melbourne 21.16.142 d. South Melbourne 10.9.69
Goals - Bardoel 4, Elshaug 3, Vanderheyden 3, Boyle 2, Chappell 2, Hope 2, Richard 2, Bickford 1, Dickson 1, O'Brien 1
Best - Elshaug, Vanderheyden, Green

Lists
Highest Scores

Media
Canberra Times - 15/07/1979
Age - 16/07/1979
Football Record R16 1979

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 14 December 2018 20:11:31 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 6)

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