August 1867 match vs South Melbourne

Saturday 31 August - South Melbourne Cricket Ground

South Melbourne 1
Melbourne 0 (half time 1-0)

Match drawn

South won the toss and chose to kick with a wind equal to four or five extra players. They used the advantage to put Melbourne's goal under siege early in the game before Melbourne pushed them back, even attacking the South goal at times.

After 90 minutes of play, South finally broke through for the first goal of the game. On changing ends Melbourne had the wind advantage but failed to score. With South unable to achieve a second goal the match ended in a draw.

Best were William Freeman, Henry Harrison and Tommy Horan.

Selected team
HC Harrison (c), Bennie, Bell, Bruford, Horan, Fleming, Freeman, Finlay, Ferguson, C. Forrester, Hepburn, F. Hillsden, O'Brien, Oswald, T. Ireland, J. Stodart, Mack, Green, Holland, Hurst. Emergencies - Bald, Waugh, Waugh, Moody, Hinton and Gair.

From the originally selected team an updated lineup also included Wright but not Fleming.

Herald - 28/08/1867
Age - 30/08/1867
Argus - 31/08/1867
Leader - 31/08/1867
Bell's Life - 31/08/1867
Argus - 02/09/1867
Australasian - 07/09/1867

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Wednesday 30 August 2023 12:42:30 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 12)

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