Round 22 1970

Round 22, 1970
Melbourne vs Carlton
Saturday 29 August
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 40,973

Match Statistics

Carlton win by 14 points

Goalkickers: Greg Wells 3, Ross Dillon 2, Greg Parke 2, John Townsend 2, Ray Biffin 1, Lloyd Burgmann 1, Graham Molloy 1

Last Game
Kelvin Clarke
Rod Payne
Paul Rowlands

Last MFC Game
Derek Feldmann

Last Game as Coach
John Beckwith

Moments before the players ran out onto the turf John Beckwith announced his retirement as coach to them. Ironically enough as Ron Barassi had continually been linked to the Demons, and would again be in the papers the next Monday, he would end his coaching career against the Blues and his old teammate.

The shock announcement explained the desperate performance that the Demons put in against their far better credentialed opponents in the first quarter. The went into half time two points ahead, and even though the Blues took an 11 point lead at the last change Melbourne were back to a point in front when Adrian Gallagher kicked a goal at the start of time on in the last term to put the Blues back in front.

Alex Jesaulenko kicked his 100th goal for the season during the match.

Best were Davis, Sullivan and Townsend

Melbourne 11.17 d. Carlton 9.7
Goals - Carr 4, Callery 1, Colcott 1, McDonald 1, McSpeerin 1, Mitchell 1, Weekes 1
Best - Osborne, Sinclair, Callery

Under 19s
Melbourne 15.11 d. Carlton 7.17

100th goal against

Blueseum match report

Football Record 1970 finals

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 19 January 2019 03:37:18 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 11)

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