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September 1888 match vs South Melbourne

September 1 - Friendly Societies' Ground

Melbourne 0.1, 1.1, 1.1, 1.3
South Melbourne 4.0, 9.5, 12.8, 18.18

South Melbourne win by 17 goals

Goalkicker: McCrindle 1

In front of a 'large' attendance Melbourne went in with a weakened squad and were duly thrashed. They were four goals down at the first break, and though they managed to score their lone goal in the second quarter South added another five.

The pattern of the first half followed in the second as South kicked four goals in the third quarter and five in the last to register a massive victory.

To that point it was the biggest score and biggest win in VFA senior history.

Best were McKenzie, King and Fox.

Notes
Some sources have South on 13 goals at three quarter time.

Media
The Age - 03/09/1888

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Wednesday 20 January 2016 15:08:06 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 4)

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