Round 20 1970

Round 20, 1970
Melbourne vs St. Kilda
Saturday 15 August
Venue: Waverley
Attendance: 22,502

St. Kilda5.58.714.1117.14.116
Match Statistics

St. Kilda win by 60 points

Goalkickers: Ross Dillon 4, Lloyd Burgmann 1, Graham Molloy 1, Greg Wells 1


With the wooden spoon all but dodged for another year, the Demons travelled to Waverley to take on top four fancies St Kilda and were duly thrashed. The Saints barely stepped out of first gear in beateing up on their inexperienced and outmatched opponents.

The defence tried hard to keep the Saints forwards at bay, but the supply was so constant that they eventually had to crack. It was nothing like the Demon side which had won a gallant victory against Richmond a week earlier.

Best were Davis, Molloy and Dillon. Sinclair (broken nose) was replaced in the selected side by George Lakes, and then Lakes replaced Townsend at three quarter time.

The only good news to come out of the day was that North Melbourne lost to Richmond at Waverley and the spoon was officially avoided.

Melbourne 15.17 d. St Kilda 11.12
Goals - Carr 4, Martin 4, Colcott 3, Clarke 2, Biffin 1, Callery 1
Best - Biffen, Mitchell, Stanton

Under 19's
Melbourne 14.16 d. St Kilda 14.9
Goals - Roberts 4, Conley 2, McGuinness 2, Taylor 2, Tepper 2, Dilnot 1, Stephenson 1
Best - Macdonald, Dilnot, Tassell

"So easy, but Saints must improve" - The Age 17/08/1970
Football Record R21 1970

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