1954 VFL Grand Final


1954 VFL Grand Final

The 1954 VFL Grand Final took place on September 25, 1954 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between VFL clubs Footscray and Melbourne. The crowd of 80897 people saw Footscray win by 51 points, earning their first and to date only premiership.

Footscray scored 39 points in the first quarter and were comfortably in front for the rest of the game, Collins kicked 7 goals for the match and John Kerr had 32 disposals.

Teams

Aussie rules team old| title = Footscray
backpocket1 = Wally Donald
fullback = Herb Henderson
backpocket2 = Dave Bryden
halfbackflank1 = Alan Martin
centrehalfback = Ted Whitten
halfbackflank2 = Jim Gallagher
wing1 = Ron McCarthy
centre = Don Ross
wing2 = Doug Reynolds
halfforwardflank1 = Roger Duffy
centrehalfforward = Peter Box
halfforwardflank2 = Ron Stockman
forwardpocket1 = Brian Gilmore
fullforward = Jack Collins
forwardpocket2 = Charlie Sutton (c)
ruck = Harvey Stevens
ruckrover = Arthur Edwards
rover = John Kerr
reserve1 = Jack Nuttall
reserve2 = Angus Abbey
coach = Charlie Sutton

Aussie rules team old| title = Melbourne
backpocket1 = John Beckwith
fullback = Lance Arnold
backpocket2 = Ken Christie
halfbackflank1 = Geoff Collins (c)
centrehalfback = Noel McMahen
halfbackflank2 = Don Williams
wing1 = Ralph Lance
centre = Ken Melville
wing2 = Ian McLean
halfforwardflank1 = Laurie Mithen
centrehalfforward = Geoff McGivern
halfforwardflank2 = Geoff Case
forwardpocket1 = Bob Johnson
fullforward = Noel Clarke
forwardpocket2 = Ken Albiston
ruck = Denis Cordner
ruckrover = Ron Barassi
rover = Stuart Spencer
reserve1 = Frank Adams
reserve2 = Brian Dixon
coach = Norm Smith
Umpire - Jack McMurray, Jr.

tatistics

core

Goal kickers

External links

* [http://www.fullpointsfooty.net/bulldogs_find_their_bark.htm Fullpointsfooty article on grand final]

ee also

* 1954 VFL season


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