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Round 18 1919

Round 18, 1919
Melbourne vs Essendon
Saturday 13 September
Venue: MCG
Attendance: Unknown

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne1.41.42.54.9.33
Essendon0.35.58.510.7.67
Match Statistics


Essendon win by 34 points

Goalkickers: Eric Chisholm 1, George Haines 1, Jack Huntington 1, Percy Love 1

Milestones:
Last Game
Eric Chisholm
Percy Love
Bill McKenzie
Art McWhinney
Harry Selover

Last Game as Captain/Coach
George Haines

Melbourne's horror comeback season ended with another loss, and by the last game of the season it was clear that some of the players were already in end of season mode.

Legend had it that three of them went for a 'long lunch' before the match. One of the players broke a window in a cab on the way to the ground and were locked inside until suitable compensation was offered. With their entrance to the ground delayed by the commotion they managed to sneak in and avoid the watchful eye of Secretary Andrew Manzie. After a disastrous first half the three recovered to be named amongst the best players!

As the only game of the day without any bearing on the finals race, and with rain falling, the match was played in front of a tiny crowd. Those who did turn up saw the Reds took a shock lead into quarter time, but by the half Essendon had opened up a four goal lead after holding the home team scoreless.

Best were Farrow, R. Love and Bacquie.

Media
Argus - 15/09/1919
Age - 15/09/1919
Australasian - 20/09/1919
Football Record 1919

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 10 March 2019 11:48:08 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 14)

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