Round 13 1899

Round 13, 1899
Melbourne vs Essendon
Saturday 5 August
Venue: MCG
Attendance: Unknown

Match Statistics

Essendon win by 13 points

Goalkickers: Tommy Ryan 2, Cecil Cumberland 1

Last Game
Les MacPherson
Pat Scanlan

Last MFC Game
Fred Elliott

With their forwards having failed to fire for weeks, and the three sectional rounds to end the season approaching quickly, Melbourne went down to defeat again in a listless match. They were without Moodie, Wood, Moysey, Wardill, Moriarty and Sowden and relying on three ex-players to fill in so it was a credit to them to get as close as they did.

The ruck was the only place that Melbourne that were superior, and after leading at half time Essendon used the wind to their advantage to open up a 13 point gap at the last change. For the first time all day there was fire in the game during the last term as Melbourne tried to use the breeze to win and Essendon attempted to hold them out.

Best were McGinis, Young and V. Cumberland.

Argus - 07/08/1899
Punch - 10/08/1899

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 01 June 2019 14:59:35 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 6)

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