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Round 7 1967

Round 7, 1967
Essendon vs Melbourne
Saturday, 27 May
Venue: Windy Hill
Attendance: 17,565

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Essendon5.36.68.810.12.72
Melbourne1.33.64.86.10.46
Match Statistics


Essendon win by 26 points

Goalkickers: Hassa Mann 3, Ross Dillon 2, Peter Smith 1

Milestones:
First Game
Derek Feldmann

Last Game
Rick Feldmann
Bernie Massey

150 Games
Hassa Mann

Drastically outclassed the Demons resorted to a contentious tactic of kicking the ball along the boundary line at any opportunity, leading to a farcical situation where there was a boundary thrown in on average once a minute.

The tactic didn't help as they were well beaten from the first bounce. Hassa Mann was Melbourne's best but in his 150th game it became so obvious that his teammates were going to go through him at any opportunity that he often had to beat several opponents to get the ball.

Anderson and Dixon were also amongst the best. Neither first gamer Derek Feldmann or Rob Dowsing registered a possession.

Reserves
Melbourne 15.15 d. Essendon 12.10
Goals - Aitken 3, K. Osborne 3, Knape 2, Vagg 1, Leahy 1, Fowler 1, Aubrey 1, Murnane 1, Quinn 1, G. Osborne 1
Best - Leahy, Murnane, Stewart

Under 19's
Essendon 15.11 d. Melbourne 11.15
Goals - Hill 3, Clark 2, Smith 2, Sampson 2, Gordon 1, Anderson 1
Best - Walker, Meldrum, Clark

Media
Football Record R8 1967
"Brown centre of things" - The Age 29/05/1967

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