Round 2 1904

Round 2, 1904
Melbourne vs Collingwood
Saturday 14 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: Unknown

Match Statistics

Collingwood win by 6 points

Goalkickers: Vin Coutie 4, Syd Anderson 1, Ted Leach 1, Paddy Mills 1

First Game
Joe Pearce
Alec Woods

MFC Debut
Henri Jeanneret

Last Game
Lionel Smale

Melbourne had suffered a heavy defeat on the opening day of the season, and on a warm, dry day that wouldn't have been out of place in summer they nearly made amends against Collingwood. The Magpies were missing players, but Melbourne had Parkin, McClelland and Drane out as well.

In a high standard game, the only minor difference between the two sides was slightly superior handballing by the visitors. Collingwood opened with the only goal of the quarter. Melbourne had failed to use the wind effectively, but outscored the Pies kicking into it in the second term.

The system of the home side was lacking throughout the day, and it was only the quality of the individual players which kept them in the game until the last quarter when they played their best football of the day. The margin was reduced to a point before the Pies kicked the sealer.

Best were Coutie, Conquest and Langley.


Herald - 14/05/1904
Argus - 16/05/1904

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