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Under 19s

Before an official VFL Thirds competition began in 1946, clubs adopted smaller sub-district teams. From 1936 through at least 1939 Melbourne was aligned with Prahran Districts/Prahran City, and a Melbourne Boys' League club called Como Rovers until 1946. Melbourne joined the competition in 1947.

Until 1959 the grade was known as the "Thirds", before being renamed to the Under 19s in 1960. The competition was abolished at the end of 1991 and replaced by the statewide Under 18s competition now known as the TAC Cup.

Seasons

1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991

Honours

Premiers (6)
1947, 1953, 1964, 1971, 1981, 1983

Runners Up
1975

Minor Premiers
6 times

League leading goalkickers
Jeff Crouch 1953 (42)
Barry Bourke 1962 (67)
David Cordner 1981 (111)

Morrish Medal
The medal was awarded as the Under 19 equivalent of the Brownlow Medal. It was named in honour of Tom Morrish who had been a long-serving treasurer of the VFL Reserve Grade. Since 1992 the award has been presented to the best player in the TAC Cup competition.

MFC players to win the award were,

NameYearVotes
Ray Harvey 1948
Terry Johnston 1961
Paul Callery 1968
Phillip Friedman 1974 (joint winner)
Adrian Battiston 198137
Les Bamblett 1982
Greg Healy 1983

Full list of winners

Vin Catoggio won the award with Carlton in 1972 and later played for Melbourne. Future MFC players Gary Moorcroft (1994), Matthew Bate (2004) and Clayton Oliver (2015) have won the award in the TAC Cup. 1992 winner Brad Smith was on Melbourne's list the next year but did not play seniors.

Coaches

Years
Unknown 1947
Roy McKay 1948-1956, 1962-1963
Ray Hutchins 1957
Unknown 1958
Unknown 1964
Frank Adams 1965-66
Trevor Johnson 1968
Tony Bull 1969
Brian Gray 1970-1974
Neil Crompton 1975-1977
Frank Davis 1978
Ian Thorogood 1979-1980
Ray Jordon 1981-1985
Hassa Mann 1986-1987
Alan Jarrott 1987-1988
Mark Cross 1989-1991

Best and Fairest

YearPlayer
1947-1951 Unknown
1952 Don Williams
1953 Frank Adams
1954 Unknown
1955 Unknown
1956 Trevor Clay
1957 Neil Campbell
1958 Neil Campbell
1959 Robert Miller
1960 John Leahy
1961 George Hill
1962 Barry Bourke
1963 Frank Davis
1964 Bob Russell
1965 Robert Stewart
1966 John Callery
1967 J. Calleja
1968 Paul Callery
1969 Bruce Brown
1970 Warren Tassell
1971 Peter Dilnot
1972 Frank Giampaolo
1973 Robert Meades
1974 James Ahern
1975 Mark Davidson
1976 Peter Geddes
1977 Geoff Hayes
1978 Phillip Mehrten
1979 Phillip Greene
1980 Paul O'Brien
1981 Adrian Battiston
1982 Chris Connolly
1983 Mark McDonald
1984 Stephen Newport
1985 Steve O'Dwyer
1986 Tony Hannant
1987 Andrew Peck
1988 Denis Knight
1989 Darren Cuthbertson
1990 Paul Foot
1991 Scott Nelson

Leading Goalkicker

YearPlayerGoals
1953 Jeff Crouch 42
1954 Peter Brenchley ?
1955 Peter Brenchley 25
1962 Barry Bourke 67
1964 Rod McNab 52
1981 David Cordner 111
1991 Danny McCarthy 36

Records

(Records are being progressively added. The figures from below only take into account the 1959, 1965-1969, 1981, 1983-1991 seasons.)
Biggest Win

MarginMatchOpposition
1 146 Round 12, 1986 Richmond
2 133 Round 9, 1983 Essendon
3 131 Round 24 1991 Footscray
4 126 Round 17, 1981 Carlton
5 119 Round 22, 1991 St Kilda
6 115 Round 21, 1991 Carlton
7 113 1981 Qualifying Final Hawthorn
8 108 Round 10, 1985 Sydney
9 100 Round 3, 1983 Footscray
10 94 Round 7, 1985 Geelong

Biggest Loss

MarginMatchOpposition
1 137 Round 21, 1986 North Melbourne
2 133 Round 10, 1984 Richmond
3 129 Round 6, 1989 North Melbourne
4 120 Round 6, 1985 North Melbourne
5 110 Round 18, 1985 Geelong
6 97 Round 4, 1989 Footscray
6 97 Round 16, 1991 Hawthorn
8 92 Round 11, 1989 Geelong
9 90 Round 20, 1989 Essendon
10 89 Round 14, 1984 Essendon

Highest Score

ScoreMatchOpposition
1 35.20.230 Round 12, 1986 Richmond
2 32.13.205 Round 9, 1983 Essendon
3 30.23.203 1981 Qualifying Final Hawthorn
4 29.16.190 Round 24, 1991 Footscray
5 28.15.183 Round 20, 1990 Sydney
6 26.20.176 Round 17, 1981 Carlton
7 27.13.175 Round 1, 1986 Richmond
8 25.23.173 Round 20, 1983 Essendon
9 26.16.172 Round 7, 1985 Geelong
10 26.15.171 Round 3, 1991 Geelong
10 25.21.171 Round 3, 1990 Geelong

Lowest Score

ScoreMatchOpposition
1 1.3.9 Round 16, 1967 Footscray
2 2.11.23 Round 20, 1985 Essendon
3 3.6.24 Round 10, 1955 Fitzroy (win)
3 3.6.24 Round 12, 1988 North Melbourne
5 4.3.27 Round 6, 1989 North Melbourne
6 3.11.29 Round 12, 1989 Richmond
6 4.5.29 Round 17, 1985 North Melbourne
8 4.7.31 Round 17, 1967 Fitzroy
9 4.8.32 Round 14, 1991 Geelong
10 5.2.32 Round 18, 1967 Essendon

7+ goals in a game

PlayerMatchOpposition
12 - David Cordner 1981 Qualifying Final Hawthorn
10 - David Cordner Round 16, 1981 Geelong
10 - Wayne Lamb Round 24 1991 Footscray
9 - John Fidge Round 3, 1983 Footscray
9 - Michael Howard Round 9, 1983 Essendon
9 - Tim Stoney Round 12, 1986 Richmond
8 - David Cordner Round 2, 1981 Fitzroy
8 - David Cordner Round 17, 1981 Carlton
8 - Tim Stoney Round 3, 1986 Fitzroy
8 - Phil Partington Round 1, 1989 Richmond
8 - David Schwarz Round 3, 1990 Geelong
7 - David Cordner Round 18, 1981 South Melbourne
7 - Graeme Yeats Round 11, 1983 North Melbourne
7 - McCarty (Peter or Paul) Round 18, 1983 St Kilda
7 - Garry Lyon Round 7, 1985 Geelong
7 - Chris Farrell Round 8, 1989 Collingwood
7 - Terry Siderellis Round 3, 1990 Geelong
7 - Guyan Stroud Round 15, 1990 Collingwood
7 - Jamie Solyom Round 20, 1990 Sydney
7 - Danny McCarthy Round 20, 1991 Sydney

Notes
Prahran City is said to have disbanded before the 1938 season, but other sources show them continuing until at least 1939. They may have rebranded as Como Rovers.

Media
Football Record R1 1936
The Argus 1939
Sporting Globe - 16/03/1946

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