Round 1 1933

Round 1, 1933
Melbourne vs Richmond
Saturday 29 April
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 19,583

Match Statistics

Richmond win by 32 points

Goalkickers: George Margitich 4, Don Hooper 2, Rowley Fischer 1, Robert C Johnson 1, Colin Niven 1

First Game
Rowley Fischer (and first goal)
Eric Glass
Les Jones
Jack Sambell

MFC Debut
Colin Niven

Last Game
Geoff McInnes

First Game as Coach
Checker Hughes

In the off-season Melbourne had poached Richmond secretary Percy Page and premiership coach Checker Hughes, and the two were pitched against their old side in the season opener but came out on the wrong side of the result. Without their captain Francis Vine who was battling bronchitis, Melbourne instead unveiled four new recruits and one transfer from another club.

Despite the defeat Melbourne showed much improved form against the defending premiers. On a perfect, sunny day for football it was only a poor third quarter where Richmond kicked five goals to one that split the game open. The Tigers had the wind in the third, as they had in the first when the home side did well to go into quarter time level after being three goals down early in the term.

Melbourne were better early in the second term, holding Richmond without a score for the first 20 minutes of the quarter before they kicked two late goals to one to take a lead into the break. In the first 10 minutes of the third quarter the visitors kicked four goals to nil in the first 10 minutes and five to one for the quarter.

After conceding the first goal of the last term the Redlegs challenged by kicking four goals in a row to get back within 12 points. The premiers then rebounded to kick three goals of their own and seal victory.

Kinnear, Tymms and Murray were best. Bill Vanthoff was replaced by 19th man Bill Deague in the last quarter after suffering a blow to the head.

Melbourne 16.15 d. Richmond 9.8
Goals - Kelly 6, Wilkie 3, King 2, Streeter 2, Adams 1, Clack 1, Roberts 1
Best - Streeter, Robinson, Barnett

Argus - 28/04/1933
Sporting Globe - 29/04/1933
Argus - 01/05/1933
Football Record R2 1933

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