Round 5 1952

Round 5, 1952
Melbourne vs South Melbourne
Saturday 17 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 26,716

South Melbourne1.35.69.910.11.71
Match Statistics

South Melbourne win by 14 points

Goalkickers: Bill Smeaton 4, Ken Albiston 1, Noel Clarke 1, Geoff McGivern 1, Jim Wilson 1

First game and First goal
Jim Wilson

Despite having registered a surprise win the previous Saturday Melbourne were still underdogs, and chased the heavily favoured South all day but were beaten by a quicker team with a better system.

Melbourne were better early in greasy conditions but when South settled they took a lead into the long break. The home side hit the front again in the third quarter, and had their chances in the last but could only score 1.2 despite peppering the forward line.

Best were Arnold, Collins and Smeaton. McLean replaced Thompson (ankle) in the last quarter and McMahon was unused 20th man. Noel McMahen suffered a heavily bruised shoulder.

Melbourne 14.9 d. South Melbourne 10.10

Melbourne 8.11 d. South Melbourne 4.7

Age - 17/05/1952
Sporting Globe - 17/05/1952
Sun - 17/05/1952
Argus - 17/05/1952, 19/05/1952, 21/05/1952
Football Record Lighting Premiership 1952

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