Round 9 1961

Round 9, 1961
South Melbourne vs Melbourne
Saturday, 17 June
Venue: Lake Oval
Attendance: 10,260

South Melbourne1.
Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 36 points

Goalkickers: Hassa Mann 5, Ian Ridley 4, Frank Adams 2, Ron Barassi 1, Terry Gleeson 1, Robert B Johnson 1


Six days after asserting their position as premiership favourites with a big win over Collingwood, the much fancied Demons travelled to the Lake Oval and eventually got the three points, but not without a fight as the Swans stuck close to them for three quarters before being blown away in the last.

South were brave, and their rucks dominant, but the result could have been determined earlier if the visitors hadn't been so inaccurate in the third quarter, adding 3.8 to 1.0 but they found their kicking form in the final term by booting 6.1 against the wind to run out comfortable winners and further entrench themselves at the top of the ladder.

Ridley, Adams and Mann were Melbourne's best. Lord and Ridley were replaced by Massey and Milner in the last quarter. It was later found that Terry Gleeson had suffered a broken wrist.

Melbourne 12.13 d. South Melbourne 7.15
Goals - Rolfe 4, Breen 2, Ireland 2, Carroll 1, Anderson 1, Nilssen 1, Thorpe 1
Best - Leahy, Ireland, Bourke

Under 19's
South Melbourne 11.17 d. Melbourne 12.10
Goals - Glover 3, Schultz 3, McCubbery 2, Matthews 2, Doyle 1, Johnstone 1
Best - Fraser, Hill, Matthews

"Demons came to life in last term" - The Age 19/06/1961
"Injury to follower hits Demons" - The Age 21/06/1961
Football Record R10 1961

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Monday 28 July 2014 16:49:12 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 5)

Donate to Demonwiki


Google Search