Round 17 1937

Round 17, 1937
Melbourne vs Footscray
Saturday 21 August
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 9,553

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 31 points

Goalkickers: Lou Reiffel 4, Ron Baggott 3, Percy Beames 3, Wally Lock 3, Norm Smith 2

Last Game
Jock Ball

With their finals position confirmed the Demons still needed to win to stay in front in the race for a top two position. They started well, opening up a 33 point lead at quarter time and winning easily despite conceding six goals to two in the third quarter.

A dominant performance in the centre of the ground helped the Demons to victory and Allan La Fontaine was his side's best despite a recent motor vehicle accident.

Collingwood's loss to Carlton at Princes Park meant that the Demons could no longer drop out of the top two and had earned a double chance. Instead of sitting on the edge of a knockout final they instead went into the last round with a chance of finishing top.

Along with La Fontaine, Melbourne's best were Lock and Gibb.

Melbourne 14.12 d. Footscray 8.14

Herald - 20/08/1937
Football Record R18 1937

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