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Round 2 1945

Round 2, 1945
Melbourne vs St. Kilda
Saturday 28 April
Venue: Punt Road
Attendance: 8000

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne3.36.810.1117.16.118
St. Kilda3.35.46.77.7.49
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 69 points

Goalkickers: Fred Fanning 7, Ron Baggott 6, Percy Taylor 2, Allan La Fontaine 1, Norm Smith 1

Milestones:
Last Game
Percy Taylor

The resurgent Demons earned another victory to start the season, running away from St Kilda in the second half with 11 goals to two. They were led by the dangerous combination of Fanning and Baggott who kicked 13 of Melbourne's 17 for the day.

Apart from the two dominant forwards, St Kilda were unable to cope with Melbourne's speed and aerial supremacy. The only thing keeping a ragged game close before half time was the Demons' struggles to break through a tough backline. After the break St Kilda's defenders had too much work to do and were overwhelmed.

Dullard was Melbourne's best in his first game for three years, alongside the Baggott-Smith-Fanning forward combination. Smith hurt his thigh.

Seconds
Melbourne 13.7 d. St Kilda 9.19

Media
Age - 30/04/1945
Football Record R3 1945

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 11 January 2019 10:57:27 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 4)

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