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Round 2 1929

Round 2, 1929
Geelong vs Melbourne
Saturday 4 May
Venue: Corio Oval
Attendance: 11,000

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Geelong2.17.77.812.15.87
Melbourne1.32.33.93.10.28
Match Statistics


Geelong win by 59 points

Goalkickers: Jimmy Davidson 1, Tommy McConville 1, Henry McCrae 1

Milestones:
Last Game
Clem Carr

After an encouraging start to the year against South Melbourne on a damp ground, Melbourne travelled to Geelong and were played off the park. Their cause was not helped by the absence of Deane, Murray and Johnson or by Warne-Smith suffering from the flu.

They kicked with a strong northerly breeze in the first quarter but struggled to get through Geelong's tight defence, and kicked just two more goals for the rest of the day. Melbourne were the fast team, but their forward play was poor and they were easily picked off by a Geelong team who had the advantage in all departments other than foot speed.

Both sides fumbled and passed poorly in the first quarter due to the wind, but almost immediately Geelong went on the attack into the breeze. They were kept out by strong defending from Tymms but went in behind courtesy of conceding the last two goals of the day.

After turning back the first Melbourne attack of the quarter Geelong went on the offensive, kicking the first two goals of the term. Melbourne pulled one back through a snap from McCrae but it was their only score for the term.

They had their chances in the third term, but were woefully inaccurate with six easy shots only gathering behinds. Geelong's defenders also played well to keep them out, but despite Melbourne successfully introducing handball into their game their foot skills weren't good enough to make a difference. Geelong got a late goal and the game was all but over.

With the game on the line Melbourne opened the last quarter strongly but their endeavour was not sustained and they managed just one point.

Usher, Abernethy and Davidson were best.

Media
"Melbourne outclassed" - The Argus 06/05/1929
The Argus - 10/05/1929
Football Record R3 1929

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