Round 18, 1944
Melbourne vs Hawthorn
Saturday 2 September
Venue: Punt Road
Melbourne win by 62 points
Goalkickers: Fred Fanning 6, Percy Beames 3, Doug Heywood 2, Roy Dowsing 1, Bob Herbert 1, Frank Kennedy 1
Last Game as Coach
The Demons finished their season at home to the second bottom Hawthorn, and the win jumped them above both St Kilda and Collingwood into eigth place.
Led by Fanning's six goals the Demons could have won by much more if they'd kicked straight - especially in the third quarter when they registered 1.10.
Hawthorn 11.19 d. Melbourne 4.21
Herald - 01/09/1944
Football Record 1944 Finals