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Round 6 1899

Round 6, 1899
Essendon vs Melbourne
Saturday, 10 June
Venue: East Melbourne
Attendance: Unknown

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Essendon2.32.33.64.6.30
Melbourne0.10.71.71.10.16
Match Statistics


Essendon win by 14 points

Goalkickers: Fred McGinis 1

Milestones:
Nil

Statistical categories led:
Lowest score at East Melbourne

After five straight wins to open the season Melbourne crashed badly against Essendon, who boosted by the return of the great Albert Thurgood from the VFA days. Melbourne lacked Vic Cumberland (knee), Arthur Sowden (family bereavement) and George Moysey who had suffered a mid-week injury when he hurt himself with an axe.

With Cumberland out Wardill was forced to do more ruck work than usual, and without Moysey Melbourne's handball suffered. Essendon had first use of the wind and they attacked from almost the entire first quarter. It took until the third quarter for Melbourne to get their first and only goal for the game. They had scored five behinds in quick succession during the second quarter, but their forwards too often wandered from position and joined the defence which cost them scoring opportunities.

With darkness falling on the ground in the last quarter the two sides went through the motions and Essendon got the only goal of the last term.

Best were Herring, Wood and Moriarty.

Notes
Newspapers suggest McGinis' goal came in the second quarter.

Media
The Argus - 12/06/1899
The Australasian - 17/06/1899

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Thursday 12 June 2014 16:52:54 AEST by supermercado. (Version 6)

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