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Round 2 1969

Round 2, 1969
Melbourne vs North Melbourne
Saturday 12 April
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 16,379

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne3.27.512.612.7.79
North Melbourne3.56.812.1115.17.107
Match Statistics


North Melbourne win by 28 points

Goalkickers: Barry Bourke 3, John Townsend 2, Barrie Vagg 2, Stan Alves 1, Gary Hardeman 1, John Letcher 1, Greg Parke 1, Peter Weekes 1

Milestones:
First Game
Paul Rowlands

First Goal
John Letcher (2nd goal)

For the second week in a row the Demons gave their fans a good first half before throwing the match away and being overrun - this time by the reigning wooden spooners. Three goals in three minutes during the first term got them off to a flying start, and with Stan Alves on a wing and George Lakes in the centre dominating they looked more than a match for North.

It was only when the experienced players who had such a huge burden on them in a young side were finally taken out of the play by the Roos that North started to get on top.

Having seen his side crash to 0-2 John Beckwith went straight from the coaches bench to a meeting with his selection committee. It was North's first win at the MCG since Round 18, 1952.

Best were Hardeman, Parke and Alves. Davis (bruised back) was replaced by Sullivan in the last quarter. Lakes (bruised heel) was replaced by Clarke in the last quarter. Bourke had cramp and Weekes a bruised shoulder.

Reserves
Melbourne 23.19 d. North Melbourne 15.12
Goals - Campbell 4, Duthie 3, Elliott 3, Stone 3, Sinclair 3, Aitken 3, Hayes 1, Clarke 1, Powell 1, Forster 1
Best - Forster, G. Osborne, Aitken

Under 19s
Melbourne 16.13.109 d. North Melbourne 13.14.92
Goals - Callery 3, McKenzie 3, Anderson 2, Brown 2, Glazner 2, Mitchell 2, Wells 2
Best - Callery, Wells, Mitchell

Media
The Age - 14/04/1969
Football Record R3 1969

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