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August 1867 match vs South Melbourne

Saturday 31 August - South Melbourne

South Melbourne 1
Melbourne 0 (half time 1-0)

Match drawn

South won the toss and chose to kick with a wind equal to four or five extra players. They used the advantage to put Melbourne's goal under siege early in the game before Melbourne pushed them back and even attack the South goal at times.

After 90 minutes of play South finally broke through for the first goal of the game. On changing ends Melbourne had the wind advantage but failed to score. With South unable to achieve a second goal the match ended in a draw.

Best were William Freeman, Henry Harrison and Tommy Horan.

Selected team
HC Harrison (c), Bennie, Bell, Bruford, Horan, Fleming, Freeman, Finlay, Ferguson, C. Forrester, Hepburn, F. Hillsden, O'Brien, Oswald, T. Ireland, J. Stodart, Mack, Green, Holland, Hurst. Emergencies - Bald, Waugh, Waugh, Moody, Hinton and Gair.

Notes
From the originally selected team an updated lineup also included Wright but not Fleming.

Media
Herald - 28/08/1867
Argus - 31/08/1867
Argus - 02/09/1867
Australasian - 07/09/1867

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 19 October 2018 22:23:23 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 7)

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