Round 17 1936

Round 17, 1936
Footscray vs Melbourne
Saturday 29 August
Venue: Western Oval
Attendance: 13,000

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 7 points

Goalkickers: Maurie Gibb 2, Eric Glass 2, Ron Baggott 1, Les Jones 1, Allan La Fontaine 1, Lou Reiffel 1, Norm Smith 1


Footscray had a habit of troubling the Demon at the Western Oval no matter how they were doing, and with the visitors desperate for a win to all but confirm their finals spot before a clash with confirmed top two side Collingwood in the last round they almost tripped them up again.

Melbourne entered the last quarter with a three goal lead, but Footscray had the aid of a strong wind. They peppered the goals for the first 20 minutes of the quarter before taking the lead by a point. Melbourne battled back to kick a point to level the game and another to go ahead before a goal finished the contest.

The result confirmed Melbourne's first finals appearance since 1928 and booked them a knockout Semi Final against Carlton a week later.

Best was Allan La Fontaine. Deague was originally 19th man before replacing Taylor (thigh) in the starting lineup. Furniss became 19th man.

Melbourne 8.20 d. Footscray 6.14

Herald - 28/08/1936
Herald - 28/08/1936
Labor Call - 03/09/1936
Football Record R18 1936

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