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Round 18 1908

Round 18, 1908
Fitzroy vs Melbourne
Saturday 5 September
Venue: Brunswick Street
Attendance: Unknown

1st2nd3rdFinal
Fitzroy3.53.96.1211.18.84
Melbourne0.11.21.41.4.10
Match Statistics


Fitzroy win by 74 points

Goalkicker: Vin Coutie 1

Milestones:
First Game
Jim Bonelli
Dick Fowler

Last Game
Harry Rigby
Bill Tottey

The Victorian Football Follower described Melbourne's performance as "most half-hearted", and with very little on the line in the last game of the season they could be forgiven for taking the match easily. Fitzroy jumped Melbourne on the premiership ladder, but both sides had been eliminated from the race for the four weeks earlier.

Fitzroy dashed off to a match winning lead at quarter time, on a muddy and slushy ground they were 23-1 in front at the first break. Melbourne kicked the only goal of the second quarter, but when they lost Hugh Purse with a wrenched hip shortly before half-time, their defence were powerless against the Maroons. The Reds didn't get another goal, conceding eight more before the end of the game.

Best were Pearce, Wright and Coutie.

Lists
Lowest scores
Scoreless fourth quarters

Media
Argus - 07/09/1908
Punch - 10/09/1908
Australasian - 12/09/1908
Weekly Times - 12/09/1908

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 14 April 2018 15:20:12 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 13)

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