August 1876 Match vs Geelong

Saturday 12 August - Melbourne Ground
Crowd - 2000

Melbourne 2
Geelong 0 (half time 1-0)

Melbourne win by 2 goals

Goalkickers: James Bride 1, Utar Nicholas 1

A weakened Geelong side were forced to defend grimly in the first few minutes while Melbourne attacked and Longden twice kicked behinds. The visitors counter attacked, but concede the only got of the first half courtesy of a 50 yard kick from Bride.

In the second half Melbourne were dominant early but had to withstand a couple of strong chances for Geelong to equalise before Nicholas scored the second goal late in the afternoon.

Best were Longden, Sillett and Charles Baker

Australasian - 19/08/1876

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Monday 02 April 2018 17:18:04 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 4)

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