Neil Crompton (footballer)
|Full name||Neil Crompton|
|Date of birth||16 August 1937|
|Place of birth||Dandenong, Victoria|
|Date of death||11 December 2003 66)(aged|
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||79 kg (174 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1966.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Crompton usually played in the back pocket and thus did not kick many goals however it is for a goal he kicked in Melbourne's 1964 Grand Final win over Collingwood that he is most remembered for. With Melbourne trailing and just minutes remaining in the game, Crompton had followed his Collingwood opponent up the ground and managed to pick up a loose ball in front of goal. He kicked the ball low towards goal and it floated through for his only goal of the season and gave Melbourne the lead. It was the last goal of the match.
- "Gabbo's Run In Vain". Full Points Footy. Retrieved 26 April 2011.