May 1868 match vs Emerald Hill

Saturday 23 May - Melbourne Ground

Melbourne 2
Emerald Hill 0

Melbourne win

Goalkickers: J. Moodie, James Byrne

Having not won a match against a senior club in 1867 Melbourne finally achieved victory in their second showing of the new season.

Moodie got the first goal through Moodie after an hour, and shortly before the conclusion of play Byrne finished the game with the second goal. Emerald Hill had successfully blocked the game up with scrimmages to try and avoid the second, and Bell had helped them by missing two shots on goal before Byrne finally achieved the winner.

Henry Harrison was in the selected team but did not play as he instead led Geelong in their game against Carlton two days later.

Selected team
L. Bell, Bennie, Bruford, James Byrne, Harry Chadwick, Clark, Colville, Disher, Finlay, Charles Forrester, William Freeman (c), James Green, Henry Harrison, Hepburn, Tom Ireland, Leach, T. Moodie, Moodie, David Ogilvy, Thomas. Emergencies were Barnes, Copeland, Fitzgerald, Harrison, Hurst and M'Lennon.

Argus 23/05/1868
Argus 25/05/1868
Leader - 30/06/1868

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Tuesday 06 July 2021 09:40:23 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 6)

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