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Aitci n hard-fought first quarter Haw- thorn wilted before the superior stamina and aeiial strength of Melbourne Across the centre Randall held sway on one flank while Spinks had a slight advantage over La Tontaltie However, the dominance of McNamara on the other wins enabled Melbourne to equalise matters In de- fence the high marking of r Roberts, Lock, Mueller, and Dower was a feature of the game

Displaying grcalci pnce and making good position Hawthorn quickly swarmed to the attack The cluslveness of Spinks and the cleverness of Randall carried play to Byrne for two goals Vigour and determination were

the main factors In Melbournes answering

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rallies. Tho high marking of Dower and the dash of Murphy and Shen frustrated several ndvances before Hie qulfkness of ncilTel penetrated the de- fence. The effec- tive work of McNn mnra helped Mel- bourne to maintain the offensive a n ti lead by 4-3 to 3-0 nt (he first change.

Winning In ihc ruck, and taking lull advantage of Its a c r lal superiority, Melbourne gradually assumed control. La Fontaine sub d u e d

Spinks while r Roberts Lock ni d Mueller presented an impenetrable barrier to the spas- modic offensives Initiated by the brilliance of Randall The splendid defence of Dower checked Melbourne repeatedly but persistence and purposeful systematic moves brought goals to Rclfiel (2) mid Gloss Hawthorn kicked orrallcallv and lacked co opcrntlon and had a deficit of 35 points at the interval

Clever scouting, dnsh nnd long kicking were featured In Melbourne s continued attacks Ablkhnlr Lonsdale and Dower relieved the pressure Hawthorn endeavoured to counteract the high marking of Melbourne by adopting short passing These tactics were nullified by the wind and the anticipation and alertness of the opposing defence Taylor Lewis nnd Fischer dominated the packs and were well supported by smart leading out and position play by Baggott Jones and Gibb

The strong work of Mills nnd Ford and the rating of Pool began a belated Hawthorn re- covery Pace nnd clean ground work helped It to score three goals In quick succession Mel- bourne closed up the play and Ogden and Lock checked progress Hawthorn tired and was unable to withstand vigorous and sus

talncd advances Melbourne swept forward In n scries of combined and purposeful thrusts which brought four goals to male the final

scores -

Melbourne, 17 gLs 10 lihd.s (112 pis.) Hawthorn, 0 gis 8 bhds (G2 pis)

Goal kickers -Melbourne-Baggott (4) Rolf fel (4) L Jones (3) Glass (3) Lewis Foster Gibb Haw thorn-By mo (21 A Arniston (2) Hurley Ford Bravo Pool Oreen

Tor Melbourne F Roberts Lock and Mueller were splendid In defence McNamara was effec- tive on tho wing Taylor Fischer nnd Lewis were strong In the air and In the packs RellTel and Jones roved well and made good position Baggott Gibb and La Fontaine also did well

For Hawthorn Dower worked splendidly In defence where Lonsdale Ablkhalr and II Alblston rendered able assistance Randall and Spinks began frequent offensives Mills Tord Hurley and Pool were often under notice