North simply shut down Williams, who was setting up goals at will in the first half, and the Swans became utterly helpless. They actually had fewer than thirty possessions between them in the last quarter! I recall the game a bit from the time, and comparing the bone-dry autumn with the wet winter makes me yearn for the variety seen in 1991: the Swans played one half with 210 points scored and six weeks later one game with a mere 70 points scored! It’s a pity no footage has survivedImagine if it was a goalfest.
It could've been something like 188-183 at 3/4 Time and 256 and 254 at Full Time.
Ah, the wishful thinking.
Along with the match at Princes Park between the same two teams on the same round two years later, it’s about the only time the 350 point aggregate barrier has ever looked like being threatened. The first 200-point aggregate was in 1909; the first 250-point aggregate in 1930 and the first 300-point aggregate in 1940.