May 1868 match vs South Yarra

Saturday 16 May - Melbourne Ground

Melbourne 1
South Yarra 0

Match drawn

Goalkicker: James Green

The first match of the season was played on Melbourne's ground and they were never seriously challenged by South Yarra. Their goal was never seriously threatened, and South only avoided conceding the second goal because Bell spurned a couple of chances.

The play was interrupted several times by trees on the field and it was suggested that these were removed.

Selected side
L. Bell, Bennie, Bruford, Byrne, Chadwick, Clarke, Disher, Finlay, C. Forrester, Freeman, Green, H. Harrison (c), Hepburn, T. Ireland, R. Ireland, Leach, T. Moodie, Moodie, Stodart, Williams. Emergencies - Barnes, Colville, Copeland, Fitzgerald, Harrison, Hurst and Stevens.

Some sources suggest a 1-1 draw, and some suggested South Yarra won 1-0.

Herald - 16/05/1868
Argus - 18/05/1868

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 27 October 2018 11:15:56 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 4)

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