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Round 1 1933

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

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Melbourne3.24.65.89.10.64
Richmond3.25.610.914.12.96
Match Statistics


Richmond win by 32 points

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

Milestones:
First Game
Rowley Fischer
Eric Glass
Les Jones
Jack Sambell

MFC Debut
Colin Niven

Last Game
Geoff McInnes

First Game as Coach
Checker Hughes

First Goal
Rowley Fischer

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.

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 Bill Deague in the last quarter after suffering a blow to the head.

Seconds
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

Media
The Argus - 28/04/1933
The Argus - 01/05/1933
Football Record R2 1933

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 07 February 2015 22:08:13 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 9)

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