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Round 6 1977

Round 6, 1977
Geelong vs Melbourne
Saturday, 7 May
Venue: Kardinia Park
Attendance: 17,219

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Geelong6.311.613.1221.17.143
Melbourne4.37.99.1313.15.93
Match Statistics


Geelong win by 50 points

Goalkickers: Garry Baker 3, Tony Dullard 2, Robert Flower 2, Colin Graham 2, Laurie Fowler 1, Marty Lyons 1, Barry Tippett 1, Greg Wells 1

Milestones:
First Game
Tom Flower

Last Game
Chris Aitken

As Melbourne crashed to their sixth loss of the season the side's confidence sunk as low as it could go. The day had started poorly with Tony Dullard barely managing to register a point from the goalsquare with the first shot on goal of the game, and didn't get much better from there on. They managed to stay in touch throughout the first half but atrocious kicking kept them taking advantage.

Bob Skilton said "We go out every week and play to the best of our ability. One week we will click". Unfortunately though the side spent four quarters making basic errors and turning the ball over.

Geelong's Paul Sarah, the smallest man on the ground, racked up 28 touches and kicked 7.1 as he taunted the Demons and his opponent Chris Graham. Larry Donohue added 8.3 of his own as the Demon backline was completely outclassed.

The Flower brothers were named as best on field, Tom in his first game, as well as Davis.

On the same day chairman John Mitchell was forced to deny claims that the club had approached Richmond's Kevin Sheedy with an offer to become captain-coach. He said the committee had "every confidence in coach Bob Skilton and will back him to the utmost".

Former player and coach Ian Ridley was also forced to deny that he was involved in a movement to unseat the current board. He said, "I don't have to express my loyalty to John Mitchell or Bob Skilton - they know they have it".

Reserves
Melbourne 18.7.115 d. Geelong 10.20.80
Goals - Baldwin 7, Campbell 3, Walley 2, Alves 1, Cook 1, Davidson 1, Fitzsimmons 1, Garrett 1, Mercoulia 1
Best - Fitzsimmons, Baldwin, Marchant

Under 19's
Geelong 19.24.138 defeated Melbourne 8.9.57
Goals - Quine 2, Zubin 2, Barclay 1, Biffin 1, Boccabella 1, Keane 1
Best - Thompson, Clarke, Boccabella

Media
"Hell of a trip for Demon fans" and "'Rubbish' - Demons - The Age 09/05/1977
Football Record R7 1977

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