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May 1885 match vs Richmond

Saturday 30 May - Richmond Cricket Ground

Richmond 3.13
Melbourne 1.20 (half time 3.10-0.5)

Richmond win by 2 goals

Goalkicker: Willis 1

In their first ever VFA match against the oldest club in the land, Richmond won the toss and kicked with the wind. It helped them rack up a match winning lead, with three goals in the first half including one almost immediately from kick off.

Despite the home side losing one of their best men with a shoulder injury Melbourne were unable to capitalise, being restricted by the tight Richmond defence to a serious of speculative shots which only registered 1.15 for the half. They were unable to use the wind as effectively as the opposition, and played the second half with a player short. The loss left Melbourne with five straight VFA defeats to start the season - their worst opening to a season in history to that point.

Best were Doran, Carroll and Coulson.

Media
Argus - 01/06/1885
Sportsman - 03/06/1885
Australasian - 06/06/1885
Australasian - 06/06/1885

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 28 April 2018 12:47:39 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 7)

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