1948 Exhibition Match vs North Western Football Union

Saturday 23 October - Latrobe

Melbourne 5.1, 7.7, 14.14, 17.18.120
North Western Football Union 1.5, 3.7, 5.10, 10.13.73

Melbourne win by 47 points

Goalkickers: Mueller 6, Roscoe 3, Smith 2, Dullard 2, Crawley 2, Lourey 1, Craddock 1

The premiers travelled to Tasmania to take on a side made up of a majority of players who hadn't had a senior match for eight weeks. Considering the gulf in quality and preparation the locals did well but effectively threw it away in the first term with their poor kicking for goal.

Melbourne were pegged back iun in the second quarter and only narrowly won it on the scoreboard but improved after half time, kicking seven goals to two in the third term. They were well in front with 15 minutes to go when they slackened and allow the Union to reduce the margin.

Best were Dullard, McGrath and Craddock.

Advocate - 25/10/1948

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Wednesday 18 February 2015 20:36:10 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 2)

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