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Round 8 1908

Round 8, 1908
Collingwood vs Melbourne
Saturday 13 June
Venue: Victoria Park
Attendance: Unknown

1st2nd3rdFinal
Collingwood4.34.37.58.8.56
Melbourne0.22.52.64.8.32
Match Statistics


Collingwood win by 24 points

Goalkickers: Alf Jones 1, George Martin 1, Wally Sykes 1, Bill Tottey 1

Milestones:
First Game
Joe Hodgkins

Last Game
Bill Homan
George Martin

50 Games
Jim Conquest

Two wins in a row early in the season had levelled Melbourne at 2-2 and given them a platform to base a finals campaign on, but a fourth straight loss almost ended any hopes they had of making the top four as the mid-point of the season approached.

A medium sized crowd turned up, with speculation that fans could not 'depend upon Melbourne for a really good game- they are either up like a rocket or down like a stick". It didn't help that on this day they were missing prominent players like Rigby, Monk, Dolan, Onyons and Wright.

The home side had the wind in the first quarter and used it well to their advantage, kicking four goals to nil but Melbourne's fortunes brightened when they had their opportunity to use the breeze. Despite this they couldn't draw level and Collingwood kicked away again in the third, regarded as the best quarter of the game.

Both sides slackened off in the last quarter and it was an even final term. Collingwood won it by a point and took the four points comfortably.

Best were Pearce, Bacquie and Harris.

Media
The Argus - 15/06/1908

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