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Round 6 1970

Round 6, 1970
Melbourne vs Essendon
Saturday 9 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 34,219

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne1.25.39.1010.12.72
Essendon3.54.87.107.15.57
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 15 points

Goalkickers: Ross Dillon 4, Ray Carr 2, Graham Molloy 1, Greg Parke 1, John Townsend 1, Peter Weekes 1

Milestones:
First Game
Graham Molloy

First Goal
Graham Molloy

100 Games
Barry Bourke

50 Games
Gary Hardeman

Statistical categories led:
Most marks in a game: Greg Parke (24)

Selectors reacted savagely to the Round 5 loss to the Pies by axing three stars. Denis Clark, Brent Jones and Greg Wells were dropped, and John Letcher was unavailable after surgery on a broken nose.

Peter Keenan returned after serving a suspension, and Graham Molloy finally debuted after a protracted clearance wrangle with Norwood. Barry Bourke and Trevor Rollinson also returned.

The Dons started freely and were better than their lead at quarter time. It was then that John Beckwith gambled with moving Greg Parke into the centre. It paid handsome dividends - Parke raked in 28 kicks and 24 marks throughout the day. Ross Dillon moved to centre half-forward at the same time and the two dominated.

Rollinson, Sullivan and Walker were named alongside Parke and Dillon as the best Demons. Campbell (bruised hip) was replaced by Weekes in the last quarter, McKenzie was replaced by Wells - also in the last quarter.

Reserves
Melbourne 25.23 d. Essendon 15.15
Goals - Osborne 5, K. Clarke 5, Mitchell 3, McSpeerin 3, Sinclair 2, Jones 2, Aitken 1, Powell 1, Jennings 1, D. Clark 1, Colcott 1
Best - Osborne, Jones, Sinclair

Under 19's
Essendon 12.18 defeated Melbourne 9.8
Goals - Williamson 3, Dilnot 2, Roberts 2, Allan 1, Tepper 1
Best - Kerley, Dilnot, Martin

Media
"Parke move a winner" - The Age 11/05/1970
Football Record R7 1970

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