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Reference_ 1957 VFL Grand Final

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Introduction


Season and Lead-up



Teams

Melbourne

B:John BeckwithPeter MarquisDick Fenton-Smith
HB:Don WilliamsJohn Lord b1937Keith Carroll
C:Ian McLeanLaurie MithenBrian Dixon
HF:Geoff TunbridgeTrevor JohnsonGeoff Case
F:Ron Barassi JnrAthol WebbIan Ridley
Foll:Bob B JohnsonColin WilsonFrank Adams
Reserve(s):Ian ThorogoodPeter Brenchley
Coach:Norm Smith


Essendon

B:Bob SuterJack KnowlesMal Pascoe
HB:Bob ShearmanJeff GambleJohn Towner
C:Reg BurgessJack E ClarkeGreg Sewell
HF:Col HebbardRobert FoxStan Booth
F:Geoff LeekFred GallagherJohn Birt
Foll:John GillHugh MitchellBill Hutchison
Reserve(s):Leo MaloneyJim Heenan
Coach:Dick Reynolds


Reference_ 1957 VFL Grand Final - Winning Team (Melbourne)
Reference_ 1957 VFL Grand Final - Defeated Team (Essendon)


The Game

M.C.G. Date:
Sat, 21-Sep-1957 2:50 PM
Crowd: 100,324

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Melbourne6.2 (38)9.9 (63)12.11 (83)17.14 (116)
Essendon2.3 (15)4.4 (28)7.8 (50)7.13 (55)
DifferenceME by 23ME by 35ME by 33ME by 61


Goals:
Melbourne: Barassi 5, Ridley 4, Webb 3, B.Johnson 2, Tunbridge 2, Case ,
Essendon: Gallagher 3, Birt , Clarke , Gill , Hebbard


Match Previews

The Age 21-Sep-1957 p16
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DFIRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UZUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7144%2C2818031

Match Reviews

The Age 23-Sep-1957 p18
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DlIRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UZUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4581%2C3167301

Photos


The Aftermath


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1957_VFL_Grand_Final
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1957/051119570921.html


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