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1877 June Match vs Hawthorn

Saturday June 16 - Melbourne Ground
Crowd - 2000

Melbourne 2
Hawthorn 0 (half time 0-0)

Melbourne win by 2 goals

Goalkickers: James Macdonald 1, Charles Baker 1

20 players from Melbourne took on 25 from Hawthorn. After a reasonably even first half where Hawthorn could have kicked the first goal, the senior club dominated their junior opponents in a game that was more memorable for what took place off-field.

MacDonald was returning to his position at one point when he knocked over a small boy. Given that the ball wasn't in play at the time, umpire James McKean regarded it as unacceptable and turned him over to a local policeman. The crowd started to become rowdy and the police officer decided on self preservation and let him go having taken his name. After that McKean was public enemy #1 and for the rest of the game he was 'hooted', had dirt thrown at him and had his hat 'knocked out of shape'.

Best were Page, Webb and Sillett.

Media
Argus - 18/06/1877
Australiasian - 23/06/1877

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Tuesday 13 February 2018 10:29:23 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 7)

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