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1867

Secretary: Freeman
Captains - William Freeman, Henry Harrison
Leading goalkicker: Donald Campbell 2

The first scratch match of the season was played on Saturday 11 May between sides pictured by Harrison and Freeman. The later would elected secretary at the team's annual meeting that afternoon. A further game was played the following Saturday but numbers were reduced due to heavy rain the two previous days having an impact on turnout. Further scratch matches were played on 29 June and 13 July.

Freeman captained the side in the early games of the season, with Henry Harrison also captaining the side later.

The Challenge Cup which had been played for over the previous two seasons was not a part of the season as South Yarra refused to put it on the line in any of their matches after having earned the right to hold it after defending it three times during 1866.

The team didn't score a goal in their first four matches of the season.

A match against Civil Service on 17 August was not played. It was originally announced as being postponed but the fixture was never fulfilled.

The season ended on 21 September with a match between combinations of Melbourne/Carlton (north) and South Yarra/South Melbourne (south). The northern team won courtesy of goals by Carlton players C Hillsden and F Hillsden who had both guested with Melbourne during the year.

DateOpponentResult
24 May Geelong LOSS
25 May Carlton DRAW
8 June South Yarra DRAW
22 June Carlton LOSS
1 July Geelong LOSS
6 July HM 14th Regiment LOSS
20 July South Melbourne DRAW
27 July University DRAW
3 August HM 14th Regiment WIN
10 August South Yarra DRAW
24 August Carlton DRAW
31 August South Melbourne DRAW
7 September South Yarra DRAW
14 September HM 14th Regiment LOSS

Players

Bald, Wilton Barfoot, L Bell, John Bennie, F. Bruford, James Byrne, D. Campbell, Donald Campbell, John Colville, Copeland, George Dana, Ferguson, W. Finlay, Andrew Fleming, Charles Forrester, J. Forrester, William Freeman, W. Gaggin, C. Gair, J. Green, Harry Guy, Henry Harrison, Hor. Harrison, Tom Hepburn, Hetherington, Charlie Hillsden, Frank Hillsden, Hinton, J. Holland, James Horan, W. Hurst, de Courcey Ireland, James Ireland, Richard Ireland, Tom Ireland, J. James, George Kennedy, Locke, Mack, T. McLaughlin, J. Moody, T. Moody, Morell, Newman, O O'Brien, J. Oswald, Ryan, E. Stephens, James Stodart, P. Sullivan, W. Thomas, Richard Wardill, G. Waugh, R. Waugh, T. Whyte, H. Woolley, J. Wright

Goalkickers

Donald Campbell 2, L. Bell 1, William Freeman 1, J. Green 1, Ryan 1

Notes
A 17 August match against Civil Service is mentioned in newspapers but no match report is available. The match may have been cancelled.

Media
The Argus - 11/05/1867
The Argus - 13/05/1867
Leader - 29/06/1867
Leader - 17/08/1867
The Age - 16/09/1867
The Argus - 23/09/1867
The Australasian - 28/09/1867
"Origins of Australian Football: Volume 1" by Mark Pennings

Links
Blueseum 1867 page

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