June 1866 match vs Banks

Saturday 23 June - Melbourne Ground

Melbourne 2
Banks 0 (half time 1-0)

Melbourne win

Goalkickers: Bill Gorman 1, Andrew Fleming 1

Melbourne took on a side collected from the employees of banks across the city. Many of the opposition were also Melbourne players for the purposes of competitive games against other clubs.

The opposition were drawn from the Australasia, Victoria, New South Wales, Oriental, London Chartered, Colonial, English & Scottish and National banks.

The game was played with a friendly atmosphere, and the bank side took their beating from the senior club with grace and good humour. At all times the ball was kept in front of the Banks' goal, but the match was only extended due to Melbourne blowing a number of good chances before Gorman finally opened the scoring.

It only took 20 minutes more for the second goal to come through Fleming.

Selected team
Riggall, Harrison (c), Conway, Ireland, R. Waugh, Bruford, Treacy, Bennie, Woolley, Wilson, J. Ogilvie, D. Ogilvie, Freeman, Hewitt, Finlay, Fleming, Snodgrass, Marshall, Gorman, W. Gorman, Lock, Gates, Guy, Hillsdon.

Some sources show the venue as Richmond Paddock

Australasian - 23/06/1866
Australasian - 30/06/1866

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 08 September 2019 11:25:57 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 5)

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