Round 12 1913

Round 12, 1913
Melbourne vs Carlton
Saturday 5 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 9836

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 13 points

Goalkickers: Johnny Hassett 4, Ted Politz 3, Bill Hendrie 2, Hedley Tomkins 1

First Game and First goal
Johnny Hassett

Only MFC Game
Jack Nicholson

Last Game
Jim Mackie

Despite beating University for the second time that year, the Reds went in as a long shot of toppling Carlton. The seeming lack of suspense contributed to a moderate attendance at the MCG, but the fans who turned up were treated to an upset. With a trip to Tasmania beginning two days later, four goals on debut from Hassett gave the struggling side a boost.

Rain contributed to a soft, slippery surface, and the home side handled conditions better. Politz kicked the first two goals, and two of Melbourne's first three behinds, as Carlton struggled to stay in the game. There was no shortage of effort, vigorous play caused a steward to caution a Blues player for displaying 'unnecesary vigour'.

There was no respite after the change of ends, with Lilley repeatedly turning the visitors back in the middle of the ground. Four goals to one opened a surprise lead of 32 points. Two quick goals after half time had Carlton back in the game, but ultimately they finished the quarter two points worse off than when it started. The Blues attacked first in the final term but Hassett's fourth all but sealed the result. The debut hero laid on a chance for Watt but he missed. Carlton cut into the lead as Melbourne tied but had let the margin get out of hand when the Reds were still full of run.

Best were Monk, Allan and Lugton. Jim Mackie suffered a broken collarbone in what would ultimately be his last VFL match.

It would be Melbourne's third and last victory for the year.

Argus - 07/07/1913
Football Record 1913

Blueseum match report

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