Round 5 1954

Round 5, 1954
Melbourne vs Richmond
Saturday 15 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 24,247

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 30 points

Goalkickers: Noel Clarke 5, Frank Adams 3, Lance Arnold 1, Tony Bull 1, Robert McKenzie 1, Ian McLean 1, Laurie Mithen 1, Stuart Spencer 1

First Game
Brian Dixon

First Goal
Laurie Mithen (3rd game)

The Demons built on a strong first quarter to get ahead of the ledger and extend their record to 3-2 for the season in a match against their nearest neighbours. Against a Richmond side who had suffered major issues with flu during the week Melbourne opened up a 26 point lead with the wind late in the quarter, before the Tigers kicked a late goal.

The visitors cut the gap back to 13 at the long break, and it was still only 16 at the final change thanks to three straight goals. Richmond had many attacks throughout the day but their attacking power was too weak to capitalise, and a three goal to one final term delivered the win.

McMahen, Williams and Beckwith were best. Carroll replaced McMahen in the last quarter.

Melbourne 15.5 d. Richmond 12.12

Melbourne 6.5 d. Richmond 3.11

Football Record R6 1954
Sporting Globe - 12/05/1954
Age - 15/05/1954
Age - 17/05/1954
Herald - 17/05/1954
Sporting Globe - 19/05/1954

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