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1894

Captain - Eddie Fox
Vice-Captain - David Christy
Secretary - RH McLeod
Committee - Farquhar, Hunt, Eddie Fox, Moore and Dave Christy
Leading goalkickers - David Christy and McCarthy 20

After a much improved 1893 season, the Reds opened the year with a win but suffered defeat in three of their next four matches. They would only lose twice more for the rest of the season on their way to a second place finish, to eventual Premiers Essendon and third placed South Melbourne.

For the first time all senior VFA clubs were restricted to playing the same amount of games against each other.

Melbourne's chances at the premiership were ruined in the first month of the season when their team full of rookies lost three of the first four. With Essendon on their way to a fourth premiership in a row it was impossible to catch them despite an eight match winning streak.

Herbert Fry and George Moysey were chosen to play for Victoria against South Australia in July. Patrick O'Dea was an emergency.

In a season review in The Argus, David Christy was named amongst the best players in the competition and O'Halloran as the league's best defender.

VFA season

DateOppositionResult
May 5 St. Kilda WIN
May 12 Footscray LOSS
May 19 Fitzroy LOSS
May 24 Geelong WIN
May 26 Richmond WIN
June 2 Essendon LOSS
June 9 Port Melbourne WIN
June 16 Carlton WIN
June 30 Williamstown WIN
July 7 South Melbourne WIN
July 14 Collingwood WIN
July 28 North Melbourne WIN
August 4 Fitzroy WIN
August 11 Footscray WIN
August 18 Essendon LOSS
August 25 Geelong WIN
September 1 South Melbourne LOSS
September 8 Carlton WIN

Other matches

DateOppositionResult
14 April Austral ?
19 September Maryborough WIN

Ladder

TeamWinDrawLossForAgainstPoints
1st Essendon 1611158787266
2nd Melbourne 130597727252
3rd South Melbourne 1125106747248
4th Footscray 94578667244
5th Fitzroy 102675607244
6th North Melbourne 86472677244
7th Geelong 927807240
8th Collingwood 819747234
9th Port Melbourne 7110787230
10th Williamstown 5310947226
11th Richmond 4113771257218
12th St. Kilda 3114591197214
13th Carlton 201655108728

Players

N. Bennett, J. Boundy, David Christy, D. Currie, Eddie Fox, Herbert Fry, F. Girdlestone, Harry Graham, J. Graham, Alf Healing, J. Hogan, Ernest Howes, Harry Hughes, Richard Kelly, Lewers, Austin Lewis, E. Lockwood, Lew Massey, Jim McCarthy, Bill McClelland, Fred McGinis, Alex McKenzie, George Moodie, R. Moore, George Moysey, Patrick O'Dea, G. O'Dwyer, G. Oldham, J. O'Halloran, P. O'Loughlin, Mick Roche, Fred Sheahan, Gerald Sheahan, Eddie Sholl,
W. Smith, Alfred Toll, Dick Wardill, Joe Wilson, J. Wiseman

Goalkickers

Christy 20, McCarthy 20, Roche 13, McGinis 12, McClelland 8, Smith 5, Wilson 4, Fry 3, Girdlestone 2, Hogan 2, H. Graham 1, J. Graham 1, Moodie 1, Moysey 1, O'Dea 1, O'Dwyer 1, O'Halloran 1, O'Loughlin 1

Media
Herald - 31/03/1894
The Age - 07/05/1894
Sydney Mail - 19/05/1894
Sydney Mail - 26/05/1894
The Argus - 14/07/1894
Sydney Mail - 21/07/1894
Sydney Mail - 14/07/1894
Sydney Mail - 11/08/1894
The Argus - 17/09/1894

Links
VFA Results and Tables

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