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Round 9 1973

Round 9, 1973
Footscray vs Melbourne
Monday 4 June
Venue: Western Oval
Attendance: 17,973

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Footscray0.03.65.69.14.68
Melbourne2.63.79.1210.14.74
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 6 points

Goalkickers: Stan Alves 5, Peter Dilnot 1, Shane Fitzsimmons 1, Greg Parke 1, Peter Williamson 1

Milestones:
First Game
Ian McGuinness

Last Game
Peter Dilnot

First Goal
Peter Williamson (8th game)

Footscray's in-form ruck division of Gary Dempsey and Garry Baker were expected to be a handful for the out-of form Carl Ditterich. Graham Molloy was a late withdraw, replaced with Wayne Delmenico.

Fourth gamer Glenn Swan started at full-forward but was matched up against Laurie Sandilands, who had held Doug Wade to three goals the week before. He was held goalless despite Sandilands leaving the field with injury but midfielder Stan Alves stood up with a match winning performance.

The Dogs failed to score in the first term, but Melbourne were kicking with the traditionally strong Western Oval breeze and only managed 2.6. They successfully managed to defend their lead in the second term and went into half-time a point in front.

Determined not to waste the wind a second time Melbourne kicked five goals in a row to open the third quarter, including three to Alves, but the Dogs stayed in touch and despite being five goals down at the last change they stormed home to make a game of it.

In the tense final moments with the scores level a mark and goal from Peter Dilnot, which would turn out to be his last kick in league football, put the Demons in front and they held on to win.

Best were Ditterich, Wells and Alves. Melbourne made no replacements during the day. Clark suffered a corked thigh. Graham Molloy was a late withdrawal from the side due to a leg injury.

Reserves
Footscray 10.14 d. Melbourne 10.13
Goals - Flower 3, Dullard 2, McSpeerin 2, Leary 1, Morgan 1, Ritterman 1
Best - Collins, Leary, Ritterman

Under 19's
Footscray 21.9.135 d. Melbourne 18.9.117
Goals - McMillan 6, Doran 3, McLean 2, Ahern 1, Lierich 1, McKenna 1, Meads 1, Potter 1, Reid 1, Woods 1
Best - Lierich, Slade, Walley

Links
"Bulldogs' tails to wag again" - The Age 04/06/1973
"Peter Dilnot sealed it with a kick" - The Age 05/06/1973
The Age - 06/06/1973
Football Record R10 1973

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