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Round 7 1953

Round 7, 1953
Melbourne vs Geelong
Saturday 6 June
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 26,254

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne3.26.47.68.10.58
Geelong5.37.69.1211.16.82
Match Statistics


Geelong win by 24 points

Goalkickers: Denis Cordner 2, Bob McKenzie 2, Stuart Spencer 2, Ken Albiston 1, Mike Woods 1

Milestones:
Nil

The standout leaders of the competition visited the MCG, and while they weren't seriously challenged they didn't have it all their own way against a side who had only won a single match all season.

In muddy conditions they outplayed the visitors in the ruck, and through their rovers but Melbourne's challenge lacked for a serious target at full-forward. Countless times they used a pace advantage for their small men to drive the ball forward only for it to be turned back. If nothing else it showed that they were a better side than they had showed in the first two months of the season.

Geelong led by eight points at half time, and three goals at the last change. Melbourne got the first goal of the last quarter through Cordner, but Geelong steadied and held on to win.

Best were Arnold, McGivern and Spencer.

Seconds
Geelong 17.14 d. Melbourne 11.13
Goals - Anderson 5, Unknown 6
Best - Wilson, Anderson, Gleeson

Thirds
Melbourne 12.16 d. Geelong 3.4

Notes
Bill Morrow may have been a late replcement for Noel McMahen

Media
Age - 06/06/1953
Age - 06/06/1953
Age - 08/06/1953
Argus - 08/06/1953
Football Record R8 1953

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 17 February 2019 18:02:10 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 8)

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