August 1882 match vs Ballarat

Saturday 26 August - Saxon Paddock, Ballarat
Crowd: 5000

Ballarat 2.13
Melbourne 1.7 (half time 2.5 - 1.3)

Ballarat win by 1 goal

Goalkicker: Stiffe 1

The Reds travelled with only 10 of their first choice players and six other fill-ins.

Ballarat turned back Melbourne's initial attack and scored several behinds in a row before Melbourne got their first. The locals then scored the first goal before Stiffe equalised matters.

After several more behinds Ballarat scored the second goal from a place kick.

No further goals were scored after half-time, and for most of the second half the locals had the better of the play but were unable to score.

Best were Murphy, Rannard and Longden.

Selected team
Aitken, Booth. Longden, Morris, Morrison, McKenzie, McDonald, Duncan, Douglas, Carr, Nicholson, Power, Power, Pitcher, Rannard, Robertson, Sloman, Syme, Thewlis, Ulbrick

Some sources say Melbourne had 10 fill-ins. Murphy and Chalmers from Albion Imperial and two Ballarat players were amongst the fill-ins.

Argus - 26/08/1882
Sportsman - 30/08/1882
Australasian - 02/09/1882

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Wednesday 30 March 2022 23:10:38 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 6)

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