Round 22, 1970
Melbourne vs Carlton
Saturday 29 August
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 MFC Game
Last Game as Coach
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
Melbourne 15.11 d. Carlton 7.17
100th goal against
Blueseum match report
Football Record 1970 finals