April 1889 match vs Essendon

Saturday 20 April - East Melbourne
Crowd: approximately 2000

Essendon 3.5
Melbourne 0.3 (HT 0.2 - 0.3)

Essendon win by 3 goals

The match was played as a benefit for baseballers, and the crowd showed little interest in the game. After neither team scored a goal in the first half Essendon ran away with victory in the second.

Eddie Fox captained Melbourne, and the two sides went toe-to-toe in the first half. Melbourne had the first opportunity courtesy of a free kick but only scored a point.

Sportsman - 25/04/1889
Essendon Gazette - 25/04/1889
Australasian - 27/04/1889

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Tuesday 23 May 2023 16:15:34 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 5)

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