Round 15 1975

Round 15, 1975
Melbourne vs Essendon
Saturday 12 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 16,040

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 25 points

Goalkickers: Steven Smith 6, Gary Hardeman 5, Des Campbell 3, Frank Giampaolo 3, Peter Keenan 1, Greg Wells 1

Only Game
Barry Ough

First Game
Colin Graham

The Demons kept slim hopes of a finals appearances alive with a win over the Bombers who were coming off a brutal, violence marred clash with Carlton the previous week.

Despite the week after their brawl with Carlton turning into a media circus the Bombers didn't appear to be suffering many ill-effects on the field, taking a narrow lead into quarter time in cold windy conditions.

It took until the third quarter for the Demons to get on top, but when they did they put the game away by kicking 8.5 to 4.4. The visitors had been lucky to be within eight points at the long break and Melbourne finally kicked away in the third. Resting ruckman Stephen Smith benefited from Gary Hardeman dragging his opponent away from full-forward to kick six goals - and five of them came in the third term.

Essendon cut the margin to 23 points early in the last quarter after three quick goals but they couldn't get any closer.

Best were Giampaolo, Hardeman and Wells. Brewer (hamstring) was replaced by Fitzsimmons in the first quarter. Ough was an unused reserve and never picked again.

Melbourne 20.17 d. Essendon 8.9
Goals - Coles 4, Tilbrook 3, Smith 3, Walley 3, Sparks 2, Woods 2, Baker 1, Woodman 1, Withers 1
Best - Osborne, Coles, Chamberlain

Under 19s
Melbourne 12.15 d. Essendon 11.7
Goals - Smith 3, Unknown 9

Age - 14/07/1975
Football Record R16 1975

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Tuesday 03 September 2019 03:40:54 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 9)

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