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Round 6 1897

Round 6, 1897
Melbourne vs Collingwood
Saturday 19 June
Venue: MCG
Attendance: Unknown

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne1.04.05.05.3.33
Collingwood1.22.32.43.8.26
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 7 points

Goalkickers: Jack Leith 3, George Moodie 1, Charlie Young 1

Milestones:
Nil

A sixth straight win came in the first game in Melbourne's league career where no new player debuted or kicked his first goal. Collingwood had travelled to South Australia the previous week, necessitating a week off for all the other clubs.

In spite of showers the teams played in front of a large crowd, and the two sides put in a fine performance. In a close match the game was turned in a five minute burst during the second quarter when Jack Leith kicked all three of his goals. Melbourne added just one more but accurate kicking set up a big enough lead to guard against a Collingwood comeback.

Melbourne had attempted to get the game postponed through the adverse weather committee, but in the end the game was played to a high standard despite the conditions.

Best were Watson, McGinis and Sutton.

Media
Argus - 21/06/1897
Australasian - 26/06/1897

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Wednesday 27 February 2019 16:44:58 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 6)

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