1981 Under 19s Preliminary Final

Saturday September 19 - VFL Park

Melbourne 16.15.111
Fitzroy 14.20.104

Melbourne win by 7 points

Goalkickers: Bergman 5, Cordner 3, McCarthy 2, Fisher 1, Dickson 1, Connolly 1, Battiston 1, O'Sullivan 1, Whitworth 1

The Demons were 44 points down at half time. Coach Ray Jordan reshuffled the team to promote quick players who could quick goals. They got 7.7 to 2.3 in the third term, and another 6.2 to 3.3 in the last to register an unlikely victory.

Best were Battiston, Dawson, R. Fisher. Ralph Bergman was carried off the field in the second quarter but returned after returned after half time.

Selected team
B: Boland, McKaige, M. Fisher
HB: Muir, Sutcliffe, Loorham
C: O'Sullivan, Withers, Whitworth
HF: Fidge, Bergman, P. Tossol
F: Joycey, Cordner, McCarthy
Foll: Dawson, Connolly, Battiston
INT from Dickson, R. Fisher, Curran, Howard

The Age - 18/09/1981
Canberra Times - 20/09/1981

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