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Round 8 1961

Round 8, 1961
Melbourne vs Collingwood
Monday 12 June
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 78,465

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Melbourne4.88.1314.1417.19.121
Collingwood0.13.63.107.10.52
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 69 points

Goalkickers: Frank Adams 4, Laurie Mithen 4, Robert B Johnson 3, Ian Ridley 2, Brian Dixon 1, Clyde Laidlaw 1, Hassa Mann 1, Geoff Tunbridge 1

Milestones:
Nil

In front of a huge crowd the Demons further enhanced their position at the top of the ladder with a comfortable win over the old enemy. Both teams went into the crucial match without any serious injury dramasbut Collingwood were missing the suspended Murray Weideman. Ian Thorogood had been in doubt for the Demons during the week due to a bruised thigh but was able to play.

Collingwood started the match with purpose, but after the first 10 minutes they were totally outclassed. The match might have been over at quarter time if not for Melbourne's inaccurate kicking - 12 scoring shots to one could have been fatal but they managed just 4.8.

The Magpies rallied early in the second quarter but extra pace allowed the Demons to add another goal to their lead and they ran away to victory with a six goal to nil third term.

Leahy, Barassi and Dixon were Melbourne's best. Barassi (bruised thigh) was replaced by Nilsson in the last quarter, and Lord by Massey - also in the last quarter. Barassi had suffered the injury in the second quarter but played through until the final term before coming off.

Reserves
Melbourne 10.22 d. Collingwood 12.8
Goals - Breen 3, Dawson 2, Thorpe 1, Rolfe 1, Bourke 1, Rowarth 1, Anderson 1
Best - Bourke, Leslie, Turner

Under 19's (played 10 June)
Collingwood 6.12 d. Melbourne 6.9
Goals - McCubbery 3, Mathews 1, Emselle 1, Meldrum 1
Best - Emselle, Mathews, Kirsanovs, T. Johnston

Media
"Weideman out for two games" - The Age 07/06/1961
"Demons worried over Thorogood" - The Age 07/06/1961
"Magpies outclassed in one-sided game" - The Age 13/06/1961
Football Record R9 1961

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