Round 1 1970

Round 1, 1970
South Melbourne vs Melbourne
Saturday 4 April
Venue: Lake Oval
Attendance: 15,483

South Melbourne2.
Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 25 points

Goalkickers: Ray Carr 3, Ross Dillon 3, Greg Parke 3, Peter Keenan 2, Bob McKenzie 2, John Townsend 1

First game and first goal
Ray Carr
Peter Keenan

While Queen Elizabeth II was at the MCG greeting the captains of Fitzroy and Richmond before their match, the Demons were down Clarendon Street trying to put an early dint in the season of Norm Smith and the Swans.

Melbourne took advantage of the new rule which allowed teams a ten minute warm-up on the ground before each match, but it still took them nearly half the match to come to terms with South in the first clash of the new season. The Swans had stood around doing nothing while the Demons warmed up, and at first it looked as if they had the right idea.

South had their chances to put Melbourne away for good in the first half, but were wasteful and allowed their visitors to stay in the game. Fred Way was dominating in the ruck and the ball was flying inside their 50 at a rapid rate but South's forwards were butchering almost every opportunity to come their way.

By half time the margin was nearly three goals and Melbourne extended it by another goal in each of the last two quarters to run out comfortable victors in their attempts to put the disaster of a 1969 season behind them.

Best were Dillon, Bourke and Davis. Graham Osborne and Peter Sinclair were unused replacements.

Melbourne 15.16 d. South Melbourne 15.11
Goals - D. Campbell 3, Jennings 3, Callery 3, K. Clarke 1, Walker 1, Leary 1, Colcott 1
Best - Mitchell, Campbell, Callery

Under 19s
South Melbourne 18.9.117 d. Melbourne 15.15.105
Goals - Allan 5, Stephenson 4, Roberts 3, Dilnot 1, Macdonald 1, Taylor 1
Best - Theodore, Stephenson, Allan

Age - 06/04/1970
Football Record R2 1970

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