July 1871 Match vs Carlton

Melbourne vs Carlton
Saturday 8 July
Venue: Richmond Paddock
Attendance: Unknown


Match drawn

Melbourne didn't have their best side against the other powerhouse of the senior competition but managed to restrict them to a scoreless draw. They used their local knowledge and long kicking to neutralise Carlton's advantages.

Late in the game Melbourne had Carlton penned in front of their own goal but couldn't convert.

Crowds kept encroaching on the field during the match, and eventually one supporter decided to take matters into his own hands, mounted his horse and kept the crowd at bay.

Australasian - 15/07/1871
Australasian - 22/07/1871

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Monday 01 May 2023 14:05:44 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 6)

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