Round 1 1907

Round 1, 1907
South Melbourne vs Melbourne
Saturday 27 April
Venue: Lake Oval
Attendance: Unknown

South Melbourne1.
Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 19 points

Goalkickers: George Peacock 2, Jack Smith 2, Joe Canavan 1, Bert Gregory 1, Bill Homan 1, Basil Onyons 1, Herb Symonds 1

First Game
Jack Baquie
Bert Gregory
Bobby Monk
Victor Nielson
Jack Smith
Herb Symonds

MFC Debut
Joe Canavan
Bill Homan
Bert Parke
Wally Sykes

First Game as Coach
Alex Hall

First Goal
Bert Gregory
Jack Smith
Herb Symonds

Melbourne fielded 10 new players, six who were making their VFL debut, and a new coach. The upheaval didn't affect them as they played good quality football when dealing with a tricky breeze which blew strongly to one end of the ground and caused the ball to spend much time out of bounds.

South failed to use the wind to their advantage in the first quarter, only having a one point lead at the change, and conceded three to one in the second. They failed to make any headway in the third and their first rover suffered an injury.

The last quarter was even, though South had the best of the game late in the day as several Melbourne players went down with cramp. They had built up enough of a barrier to get them over the line.

Best were Nolan, Coutie and Mills.

"Melbourne's opening match" - The Argus 29/04/1907

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 08 March 2015 20:59:30 AEDT by supermercado. (Version 6)

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