Round 10 1912

Round 10, 1912
Collingwood vs Melbourne
Saturday 22 June
Venue: Victoria Park
Attendance: Unknown

Match Statistics

Collingwood win by 8 points

Goalkickers: Harry Brereton 2, Alf George 2, Bobby Monk 1, Wally Sykes 1

Last Game
Frank Harris
Bert Parke

50 Games
Hedley Tomkins (also with Fitzroy)

In perfect conditions, the Magpies avenged their Round 1 defeat against a side on a two game winning streak. They kicked the first two goals, before Melbourne overran them with six of the next seven majors. A brilliant second quarter left them 16 points ahead at the long break.

After half time Collingwood got their short passing game right and gradually overhauled their opposition. Monk and Pearce kept them at bay early in the third quarter, but a panicked Melbourne started shifting their team around in an attempt to keep the home side at bay. They only registered one goal in the second half.

Early in the last quarter Collingwood hit the lead through a player who had been stationed up front after being knocked out at the end of the third quarter. They retained the lead, though Brereton crucially fumbled when he could have easily kicked the ball to four unguarded Melbourne players late in the quarter. While Brereton was well held, Tomkins was again brilliant in his 50th league game. Fitzpatrick was also prominent but blotted his copybook by giving away a number of free kicks. Hendrie played most of the game through an injured ankle.

Alf George was cited by Steward Myers for striking Cockram of Collingwood. When called upon to give evidence Cockram didn't mention the alleged strike and the case was promptly dismissed with the chairman of the investigation committee warning George to tone down the vigour in his play.

Crowd given as being "between 12,000 and 15,000 people"


Argus - 24/06/1912
Herald - 28/06/1912
Leader - 29/06/1912
Football Record - R11 1912

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Tuesday 29 August 2023 19:45:52 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 14)

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