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Round 12 1919

Round 12, 1919
Richmond vs Melbourne
Saturday 26 July
Venue: Punt Road
Attendance: Unknown

1st2nd3rdFinal
Richmond2.62.105.159.18.72
Melbourne2.05.36.37.6.48
Match Statistics


Richmond win by 24 points

Goalkickers: Alec Farrow 2, Archie Grigg 1, George Haines 1, Charlie Lilley 1, Bill Shelton 1, Ivor Warne-Smith 1

Milestones:
First Game
Bob Bodington
Eric Chisholm
Alec Farrow
Archie Grigg

Last Game
Charlie Armstrong
Cyril Hall

First Goal
Alec Farrow
Archie Grigg
Bill Shelton (4th game)

Desperate to try and find some players for the future in the middle of their horrific comeback season Melbourne named four debutantes, and at half time of the game on a greasy ground against their next door neighbours it looked an inspired move. A 3.3 to 0.4 term had left them with an 11 point lead at the long break, and despite Richmond getting on top in the third Melbourne went into the final quarter just six points behind. The Tigers had lost a player to a broken shoulder but improved nevertheless as Melbourne's side - featuring 10 returned servicemen - tired.

The two sides were both also-rans for season 1919 and playing purely for pride. It was Richmond who got the win over their local rivals, running away with four goals in the last term when they found accuracy for the first time all day.

McKenzie, Shelton, Walker and Matthews were Melbourne's best.

Media
Herald - 26/07/1919
Argus - 28/07/1919
Football Record 1919
Football Record 1919

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 20 April 2019 15:18:21 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 9)

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