Round 18 1913

Round 18, 1913
Melbourne vs Essendon
Saturday 30 August
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 5,565

Match Statistics

Essendon win by 10 points

Goalkickers: Charlie Lilley 2, Ted Politz 2, Norm McDougall 1, Bill McKenzie 1

Last Game
Eric Dimsey
George Knight
Norm McDougall
Joe Pearce
Ted Politz
Jack Robertson
Hedley Tomkins

Last MFC Game
Bill Daly
Charlie Edwards

First Goal
Norm McDougall (10th game)

A disappointing campaign ended with Melbourne's 14th loss of 18 matches for the year.

With both teams out of contention for the finals they turned on a limp affair. Both teams had turned in terrible campaigns. The defending premiers had missed out on the top four while Melbourne went backwards despite blooding a number of new players.

Essendon built up a comfortable lead throughout the day before the Reds, with nine players in their side who would never turn out for them again, launched a spirited comeback in the final term to give the visitors a fright.

Charlie Lilley played a fine game for Melbourne in the middle before hurting his shoulder and going forward where he bagged a pair of goals.

Watt was Melbourne's best follower and both Tomkins and Allan were creditable. Dimsey, in his last game, also all of Pearce, Evans, Lugton and Incigneri impressed in defence.

Leader - 06/09/1913
Football Record 1913

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