Round 16 1909

Round 16, 1909
Geelong vs Melbourne
Saturday 21 August
Venue: Corio Oval
Attendance: Unknown


Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 23 points

Goalkickers: Harry Brereton 3, Jim Fitzpatrick 2, Bill Flintoft 1, Ted Leach 1, Bill Maxwell 1, Wally Sykes 1

First Game
David Bell
Bill McKenzie

Last Game
Jim Cowell
Bill Maxwell

First Goal
Bill Maxwell (2nd game)

Despite dull weather and heavy showers in the days leading up to the game an absence of wind and rain meant the game was played in perfect football conditions. The two sides took advantage of the favourable weather to put on a fast, open game.

Melbourne went into the match without four injured players and the suspended Frank Harris. Geelong were missing three of their own but they managed to started brightly, but were unable to maintain their form into the second quarter where Melbourne took over and kicked 5.3 to nothing.

Each side kicked two goals in the third quarter, but late in the game Geelong were handicaped by carrying two injured players who had suffered knocks during the match.

Best were Coutie, Maxwell and Jones.

Geelong Advertiser - 23/08/1909
Punch - 26/08/1909
The Australasian - 28/08/1909

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 21 July 2017 21:26:59 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 6)

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