Round 5 1939

Round 5, 1939
Geelong vs Melbourne
Saturday 20 May
Venue: Corio Oval
Attendance: 12,000

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 16 points

Goalkickers: Harold Ball 4, Jack Mueller 3, Jack O'Keefe 2, Norm Smith 2, Ron Barassi 1, Percy Beames 1, Maurie Gibb 1, Les Jones 1

First Game
Jack O'Keefe

First Goal
Jack O'Keefe

Melbourne's last game at Corio Oval further strengthened their position in 1939 with a fourth straight victory. They battled through greasy conditions and a heavy ground to win courtesy of an advantage in the air and the ruck.

The Demons were slow off the mark, allowing Geelong 12 scoring shots in the first quarter, but the visitors made better use of their chances. As they settled into the game they took a lead by half time and split ten goals with the home team in the third quarter which left them with a two goal lead going into the final term.

Both teams kicked two goals in the last quarter and Melbourne were winners. The victory pushed the Reds back into the top four.

Mueller, Lock and O'Keefe on debut were best. One of Mueller's three goals was said to have come from a 75-yard kick. Maher replaced an injured Roberts in the last quarter.

Melbourne 13.14 d. Geelong 10.12

Football Record R6 1939
Herald - 19/05/1939
Sporting Globe - 20/05/1939

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