Round 3 1914

Round 3, 1914
Geelong vs Melbourne
Saturday 9 May
Venue: Corio Oval
Attendance: Unknown

Match Statistics

Geelong win by 16 points

Goalkickers: Stan Fairbairn 2, Len Incigneri 2, Mick Maguire 2, Bill Allen 1, Vic Gordon 1, Bert Trahair 1

First Game
Billy Quinn

Last Game
Stan Fairbairn
Eric Parsons

First Goal
Vic Gordon (6th game)
Bert Trahair (3rd game)

A trip to Geelong was one of the most difficult assignments in football for good teams, let alone a side that had tasted victory just three times in 12 months. Despite the gulf in class between the two sides and the Pivotonians home ground advantage Melbourne pushed them all the way after a disappointing third quarter.

Most of the interest in the game came in the first half, where there was never a clear goal between the teams. Incigneri opened the scoring for Melbourne, and his side held a narrow lead at quarter time courtesy of a late goal to Fairbairn. Geelong's forward play was faulty, but they pushed narrowly ahead at the break.

Melbourne lost the game in the third quarter, conceding three goals to nil. From 27 points down, a comeback was assisted by Geelong's play dropping off in the last quarter but it was still an encouraging finished for a winless side.

Lugton, Grey, Monk, Evans and Quinn won credit for their performance in the Fuschia backline while Lilley and Hendrie were good in the midfield.

Argus - 11/05/1914
Football Record 1914

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