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Round 6 1976

Round 6, 1976
South Melbourne vs Melbourne
Saturday, 8 May
Venue: Lake Oval
Attendance: 14,620

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
South Melbourne3.16.614.816.12.108
Melbourne6.411.515.721.10.136
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 28 points

Goalkickers: Garry Baker 4, Ross Brewer 4, Allan Davis 4, Steven Smith 3, Henry Coles 2, Robert Flower 2, Shane Grambeau 1, Greg Wells 1

Milestones:
Nil

Statistical categories led:
Highest score at Lake Oval

Melbourne moved into the top five but their performance against the lowly Swans was less than convincing for a supposed September contender.

The Demons deservedly led for most of the game but a determined push from the Swans in the third quarter threatened to steal the match. A string of umpiring decisions went against the visitors and their heads dropped allowing the Swans back into the match where they hit the front briefly in third term time-on.

Peter Keays was introduced from the bench in the last term and curbed the influence of Swans forward Terry O'Neill who had thrashed Gary Hardeman in the first three terms.

South coach Ian Stewart had been fined $200 for questioning umpiring decisions the week before, and not willing to suffer the same fate Bob Skilton tempered his disappointment in the third question decisions saying only that they got three goals from 'doubtful' decisions.

Best were Flower, Baker and Brewer.

Reserves
South Melbourne 15.19.109 d. Melbourne 11.12.78
Goals - Walters 3, Goss 2, Walley 2, Wilkins 2, Lyons 1, Tippett 1
Best - Osborne, Tippett, Wilkins

Under 19's
Melbourne 20.19.139 d. South Melbourne 11.11.77

Media
"Demons not red hot" - The Age 10/05/1976
Football Record R7 1976

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