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Round 3 1947

Round 3, 1947
Fitzroy vs Melbourne
Saturday 3 May
Venue: Brunswick Street
Attendance: 18,000

1st2nd3rdFinal
Fitzroy2.67.710.1412.20.92
Melbourne3.39.811.812.11.83
Match Statistics


Fitzroy win by 9 points

Goalkickers: Norm Smith 4, Adrian Dullard 2 Jack Mueller 2, Lance Arnold 1, Len Dockett 1, Frank O'Connor 1, Alby Rodda 1

Milestones:
First Game
Eddie Jackson

Last Game
Ron Irwin

The beaten 1946 grand finalists dropped to 1-2 in the new season after a narrow loss to the Maroons. In contrast to Melbourne's victory over Geelong on the previous Saturday, it was the kicking for goal of the opposition which kept them in the game as Fitzroy missed many easy shots.

Despite the home side's inaccuracy Melbourne looked the better team in the first half, but faded badly in the second as the speedier Fitzroy ran over the top of them. The scores were level at three quarter time and they went on to win. Only the high marking by Cordner and Dullard stopped them winning by a greater margin.

Dockett, Lock and McGrath were best. The Demons suffered a number of injuries, to Stabb (kidney), Lock (ankle) and Dean (broken nose). Scanlan and Jackson were 19th and 20th men, Jackson replaced Stabb in the second quarter when he was injured.

Seconds
Fitzroy 16.15 d. Melbourne 13.9

Thirds
Melbourne 19.13 d. Fitzroy 7.6

Notes
Sporting Globe gives the crowd as 20,000

Media
Sporting Globe - 03/05/1947
Football Record R4 1947

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Tuesday 03 November 2015 18:12:46 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 5)

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