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Collingwood vs North Melbourne

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Round: 1   Venue: Victoria Park   Date: Sat, 21-04-1951 2:15 pm   Crowd: 23,000  
Collingwood 7.6.4810.8.6816.15.11120.21.141 C:  Phonse Kyne
North Melbourne 0.1.14.3.274.4.287.6.48 C:  Wally Carter
  COLL by 47COLL by 41COLL by 83COLL by 93  

Magpies May Shock North

by Percy Beames

Last year's runners-up, North Melbourne, may be In for trouble at Colllng-wood today, as I anticipate the Magpies will be a much improved side this year. There seems little doubt that Collingwood will be stronger at full forward, with the acquisition of Flnck, and In the rucks, where Davey and Mick Twomey will add weight, height and strength. The Magpies almost invariably play above themselves at home, but North is rarely seen at its best playing at Collingwood.

North will be without last season's centre half back and full-back, so opposition to Collingwood's thrusts may crumble if Bill Twomey wins early supremacy, at centre half forward and two strong players in Hocking and Purdon lend weight from the flanks.

Brilliant Attack

Colllngwood's greatest task will be to check the brilliance of North's attack, led by Jock Spencer at full forward, and with captain Les Foote bobbing up all over the place. North's determination and confidence make It tough for the Magpies, but In a close flnlsh Colllngwood may just get home.

Source

The ​Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Saturday 21 April 1951, page 20

Match stats

Collingwood Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
5 Coghlan, Kevin 5 21y 189d 5 6
11 Davey, Col 2 23y 296d 1 2
6 Finck, Jack 0 21y 90d 1 0
8 Hamilton, Jack 0 22y 157d 42 0
7 Hams, George 0 22y 266d 55 0
12 Healey, Des 0 23y 228d 57 6
1 Hocking, Gordon 0 31y 252d 159 69
9 Kingston, Ron 0 19y 193d 9 0
3 Lucas, Peter 0 21y 149d 18 0
16 Mann, Neil 0 26y 238d 90 89
17 Merrett, Thorold 1 17y 203d 13 10
19 Purdon, Jack 3 20y 234d 8 9
2 Richards, Lou 2 28y 37d 170 317
20 Richards, Ron 0 22y 345d 43 47
22 Rose, Bob 0 22y 257d 72 101
15 Tebble, Bill 0 22y 308d 6 0
29 Thompson, Jack 2 23y 241d 41 22
24 Tuck, Frank 0 19y 271d 3 1
26 Twomey, Bill 3 23y 205d 86 58
25 Twomey, Mick 2 19y 208d 1 2
  Rushed   21  
  Totals         20 21         22y 291d 880 739
North Melbourne Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
28 Brooker, Bob 0 24y 186d 24 11
15 Clark, Jack 0 26y 262d 1 0
16 Condon, Don 1 28y 40d 130 218
17 Cuffe, Jack 0 20y 44d 1 0
1 Foote, Les 2 26y 244d 119 101
13 Francis, Leo 0 28y 138d 74 11
4 Jarrard, Ted 0 29y 6d 95 11
9 Jeeves, Frank 0 24y 65d 35 18
22 Kelly, Pat 0 27y 346d 41 4
19 Lawrence, Vic 0 23y 109d 33 6
11 Malone, Jim 1 25y 159d 95 22
3 Marchesi, Gerald 1 22y 138d 41 31
20 McKenzie, Keith 1 28y 360d 115 10
12 Milroy, Bill 0 21y 179d 7 0
23 Mogg, Les 0 21y 237d 20 6
6 Reeves, John 1 21y 231d 60 17
24 Reeves, Les 0 27y 303d 77 8
30 Shipp, Laurie 0 21y 206d 30 3
7 Spencer, Jock 0 22y 127d 57 183
32 Thornton, Col 0 23y 348d 37 11
  Rushed   6  
  Totals         7 6         24y 295d 1092 671

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.