1912 Exhibition Match vs Tasmanian League

Saturday 6 July - Hobart
Crowd - 5000-6000

Tasmanian League 3.2, 4.4, 10.9, 11.14.80
Melbourne 2.7, 5.7, 7.9, 9.10.64

Tasmanian League win by 16 points

Goalkickers: Jack Robertson 2, Bill Flintoft 1, Mick Maguire 3, Bill Hendrie 1, Hedley Tomkins 1, Adams 1

On a windless day Hobart provided a perfect surface for a game, and the home side earned a famous victory. Melbourne went in with an advantage in pace and system, but the locals eventually overhauled them by playing with more determination.

In a game where the umpiring was in question, with throws of the ball regularly going unpunished until the last quarter, Melbourne got the jump and scored the first goal through Jack Robertson in the second minute. The Tasmanians then kicked three in a row before Flintoft goalled late in the quarter.

Robertson got the last goal of the second quarter to give Melbourne a nine point lead at the break, but Tasmania took over in the third quarter and opened up an 18 point lead at three quarter time.

With rain falling and fog descending Melbourne won the last quarter but only cut two points off the margin.

Jack Robertson suffered a knee injury late in the match after a failed attempt to bump one of the opposition. Mick Maguire was reported for striking and received a reprimand from the VFL on recommendation by the Tasmanian Football League.

Melbourne best was Tomkins. Free kicks went 39-15 in Melbourne's favour.

George (c), Fitzpatrick, Hendrie, W. McKenzie, Hickey, Harris, Monk, Robertson, Tomkins, Bristow, Adams, Purse, Naismith, Joolen, Evans, Maguire, McKenzie, Flintoft


Register - 08/07/1912
Mercury - 08/07/1912
Daily Post - 08/07/1912
Evening Journal - 08/07/1912
Geelong Advertiser - 10/07/1912
Critic - 12/07/1912
Herald - 12/07/1912
Richmond Guardian - 13/07/1912
Mercury - 05/08/1912. 08/07/1912

Some sources have the opposition as South Tasmania.

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Tuesday 16 April 2024 14:51:55 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 14)

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