Round 19, 1978
North Melbourne vs Melbourne
Saturday 12 August
Venue: Arden Street
North Melbourne win by 113 points
Goalkickers: Ray Biffin 2, Andrew Moir 2, Ken Roberts 2, Gary Cooke 1, Steven Smith 1
Statistical categories led:
Biggest loss at Arden Street
Dennis Jones' horror rookie coaching season reached its nadir as Ron Barassi and the Kangaroos contrived to demolish them with one of the biggest scores the Demons have ever conceded.
Malcolm Blight kicked 8.5 and at half time the Roos were 15.8 and on their way to an all-time VFL record score. They didn't quite make it, but they did hold Melbourne to a single goal for the rest of the match and rack up their then highest ever score in a match.
in the Roos then biggest ever VFL score as Melbourne conceded their equal 14th most points in a senior match.
Gary Baker was the only Demon to emerge from the day with any credit, taking 14 marks in the middle of the Kangaroo cavalcade. Moir and Wells were also listed in the Melbourne best.
The result was Melbourne's biggest ever loss at Arden Street.
North Melbourne 25.18.168 d. Melbourne 6.4.40
Goals - Walters 2, Durnan 1, Seaton 1, Whitford 1, Woodman 1
Best - Woodman, Wallace, Seaton
North Melbourne 13.16.94 d. Melbourne 10.10.70
Goals - Bickford 3, Angelis 2, Mobbs 2, Boccabella 1, McGivern 1, McKaige 1
Best - McLean, Boccabella, Bickford
100 point losses
Highest Score Conceded
Age - 14/08/1978
Football Record R20 1998