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Round 7 1909

Round 7, 1909
Melbourne vs Geelong
Monday 7 June
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 8,495

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne3.46.712.718.9.117
Geelong3.04.25.55.8.38
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 79 points

Goalkickers: Harry Brereton 9, Jack Smith 3, Joe Hodgkins 2, Jim Fitzpatrick 1, Frank Harris 1, Paddy Mills 1, Len Norman 1

Milestones:
Nil

Statistical categories led:
Biggest win against Geelong

With both teams playing their second game in three days, Melbourne had the benefit of being able to play at home against a side who had to travel to get there - and Geelong looked worn out from the start. They stuck with Melbourne, who had also played a tough game two days earlier, until half time before falling apart.

Despite Vin Coutie failing to land a goal, Melbourne lapped their opponents. First year player Harry Brereton took over as the focal point of the side and booted nine.

Even though the sides kicked three goals apiece in the first quarter the signs were already good for Melbourne who were playing the better football and were handicapped only by their inability to kick straight for goal.

In the second half they corrected the issue and ran away to a rampant victory. The only aspect of the game in which the visitors could still compete during the second half was in the ruck, but with Brereton kicking five goals for the quarter the game was over. Six goals from six shots put Geelong away, and Melbourne rubbed it in during the last quarter.

Best were Brereton, Purse and Pearce.

Notes
Newspapers suggest Brereton only kicked seven.

Media
The Argus - 08/06/1909

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