Round 3 1929

Round 3, 1929
Melbourne vs Fitzroy
Saturday 11 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 18,920

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 31 points

Goalkickers: Stan Wittman 4, Ivor Warne-Smith 3, Henry McCrae 2, Jimmy Abernethy 1, Harry Long 1, Bill MacDonald 1, Jim Moodie 1

First Game
Ted Esposito

Last Game
Henry McCrae

First Goal
Harry Long (3rd game)
Bill MacDonald (3rd game)
Jim Moodie (3rd game)

Melbourne got their season back on track after a disappointing loss in Geelong a week earlier, but it wasn't without some drama.

Fitzroy's first quarter stunned the MCG crowd as they booted the first five goals of the game. Melbourne only managed one after 20 minutes through Wittman.

The visitors continued to dominate at the start of the second quarter, until a goal by Vine shifted the momentum. From there Fitzroy started to look tired while Melbourne took control. After Melbourne had got to two points behind the Roys managed a steadier from a free kick but they weren't out of the woods for long. Two more goals put Melbourne in front by half time.

The game had swung in both directions during the first half, and from the start of the third quarter until the last ten minutes of the game the two sides struggled for supremacy. Three goals each in the third quarter saw Melbourne extended their margin by a point as the game started to become overly physical.

The game remained tight until the last few minutes when Melbourne ran away to a comfortable victory.

Murray, Usher and Abernethy were best.

Sporting Globe suggests a crowd of 30,000

"Melbourne triumph at end" - Sporting Globe 11/05/1929
Football Record R4 1929

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