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Round 14 1905

Round 14, 1905
Melbourne vs Geelong
Saturday 19 August
Venue: MCG
Attendance: Unknown

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne0.57.67.913.12.90
Geelong4.54.55.107.13.55
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 35 points

Goalkickers: Harry Cordner 6, Jim Conquest 2, Jack Leith 2, George Peacock 2

Milestones:
First Game
Frank Brown

Last Game
George Moodie

In favourable weather there was little effect from the wind as the MCG was well sheltered. Melbourne went into the game without C. Gardner, J. Gardiner, Pearce, Langley, E. Cordner and Parkin but still managed to prevail comfortably.

The first quarter saw Geelong leap to a 25 point lead in a high standard game, but as it devolved into a scramble after quarter time Melbourne took over with seven goals. They failed to kick one in the third quarter, but kept Geelong to one to maintain their lead going into the final term when they ran away with the game.

The win helped the Demons leapfrog St. Kilda, who lost heavily to Carlton on the same day, and avoid the dreaded wooden spoon.

Best were Conquest, Moodie and Peacock. Conquest missed the last quarter after suffering an ankle injury just before three-quarter time.

Media
Geelong Advertiser - 21/08/1905
The Australasian - 26/08/1905

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 04 October 2015 12:49:08 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 5)

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