Round 14 1899

Round 14, 1899
South Melbourne vs Melbourne
Saturday 12 August
Venue: Lake Oval
Attendance: Unknown

South Melbourne3.
Match Statistics

South Melbourne win by 7 points

Goalkickers: Cecil Cumberland 2, Jack Leith 2, Jack Graham 1, Dick Wardill 1

Last Game
Cecil Cumberland
Charlie Illingworth

On an ideal day for football a large crowd turned out to see the return match between the two sides. Melbourne had won the previous meeting, but South had their revenge against a side which was decimated by injury.

The home side took the early lead, and held Melbourne goalless in the first quarter but the margin was all but erased by half time. Inaccurate kicking kept South from running away with the game in the third quarter, and despite holding Melbourne scoreless they only led by 15 points at the last change due to a late flourish.

South held on in the face of a desperate comeback attempt by wasting as much time as possible playing the ball close to the boundary line.

Best were V. Cumberland, Wardill and McGinis.

The Argus mentions Leo Rankin playing, however AFL records do not credit him with appearing in this game. He's likely to have played in place of Dan Moriarty.

Argus - 14/08/1899
Punch - 17/08/1899
Record - 19/08/1899

BigFooty discussion of Rankin/Moriarty issue.

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 01 June 2019 15:01:08 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 8)

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