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1950 Premiership

October 9, 2017 11:56 AM

The 1950 Grand Final was the eighth time the Dons had reached the decider since 1941.

The 1950 Grand Final was the eighth time the Dons had reached the decider since 1941.

This win marked the end of a golden run during which the club contested the grand final in eight years from 1941.

It was the last of Dick Reynolds’ four flags, his first was in 1942.

It was also the second flag shared by three of the club’s finest players: Dick Reynolds, John Coleman and Bill Hutchison.

Between them these three men played 709 games, won 15 best and fairest awards, 10 premierships and five Brownlow medals.

Essendon 7.3  7.6  10.11  13.14 (92)

North Melb 4.0  5.5  7.9  7.12 (54)

Best: McDonald, D. Reynolds, May, McClure, Syme, Gardiner

Goals: Coleman 4, D. Reynolds 2, Syme 2, McEwin, Hutchison, Dale, Harper, Snell

Team

B: L. Gardiner, B. Brittingham, W. May

HB: H. Lambert, R. McConnell, N. McDonald

C: C. Lambert, A. Dale, J. Collins

HF: J. Jones, B. Snell, B. Harper

F: D. Reynolds, J. Coleman, R. McEwin

R: B. McClure, B. Syme, B. Hutchison

I: E. Leehane, N. Allanson

Captain/Coach: D. Reynolds

Average age: 26

Average games: 86

Honours

Best and Fairest: Bill Hutchison

Leading goalkicker: John Coleman (120)