Round 20, 1972
St. Kilda vs Melbourne
Saturday 19 August
St. Kilda win by 1 point
Goalkickers: Stan Alves 4, Greg Parke 4, Graham Osborne 2, Graham Molloy 1, Greg Wells 1, Peter Yeo 1
Peter Yeo (2nd game)
The Demons' third game of the season to be decided by a point was the second time they had come out on the wrong side of the ledger. They went into the match as the overwhelming underdogs against the finals challenging but injury hit Saints and the match played out as expected for the first three quarters.
Faced with a 26 point deficit at three-quarter time the Demons took 15 minutes to get into gear in the last quarter. They fell a solitary point short of the upset victory.
Best were Alves, Clennett and Wells. Wells had beaten future teammate Allan Davis handily until he was collected with a bump which slowed him down. McKenzie (bruised shoulder) was replaced by Yeo, and Davis (eye) by Walker, both in the last quarter. Alves injured his ankle.
Melbourne 16.11 d. St Kilda 8.10
Goals - Harrold 4, Collins 3, Sinclair 3, Williamson 3, McSpeerin 2, Payne 1
Best - Sinclair, Cumming, Dillon
Melbourne 16.17 d. St Kilda 12.13
Goals - Potter 3, Flower 2, Giampaolo 2, G. Macdonald 2, McLean 2, Curry 1, R. Macdonald 1, McIlvenna 1, McNaught 1, Tesoriero 1
Best - McGuinness, Moore, Peters
One Point games
Age - 21/08/1972
Inside Football - 26/08/1972
Football Record R21 1972