August 1881 match vs Hotham

Saturday 13 August - East Melbourne
Crowd: 5000

Melbourne 2.13
Hotham 1.11 (half time 2.8-1.2)

Melbourne win by 1 goal

Goalkickers: Dave Aitken 1, Murdoch McKenzie 1

In front of a surprisingly small crowd, Melbourne got back in the winners circle after a loss to South Melbourne the previous Saturday.

Melbourne attacked first and kept the ball in front of the Hotham goal for the first few minutes, but their opponents were the first to register a behind. McKenzie missed a golden opportunity not long after and Hotham scored the first goal of the match.

Atkin and Stiffe (twice) missed chances before Atkin finally scored the equaliser, and McKenzie added the winner not long after. No goals were added in the second half.

Best were Aitken, Lamrock and Adams.

The Argus 15/08/1881
The Australasian - 20/08/1881

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Thursday 01 January 2015 19:33:29 AEDT by supermercado. (Version 5)

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