Round 12 1934

Round 12, 1934
Melbourne vs Richmond
Saturday 28 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 13,805

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 6 points

Goalkickers: Bert Taylor 3, Rowley Fischer 2, Allan La Fontaine 2, Billy Libbis 2, Percy Beames 1, Eric Glass 1, Les Jones 1, George Margitich 1


Melbourne's chances of playing in the finals had been dealt a significant blow the previous Saturday, leaving them three games outside the four - but whatever slim chances they had of appearing in the finals were kept alive in a narrow win over the Tigers.

The Reds were lucky not to kick themselves out of the match, having 11 more scoring shots but only winning by a goal after kicking seven goals to two in the final term. Richmond were unlucky to lose and not have the chance to take top spot on the ladder despite having kicked one more goal.

With his side in deep trouble, Melbourne captain Colin Niven moved players into defence, grinding the Tiger attack to a halt and allowing his side to stage a great comeback.

It was the first century score against Richmond all year - and Melbourne's best against the Tigers since 1927.

Best was Niven. La Fontaine was treated for a bruised leg. 19th man was Bennett.

Melbourne 10.11 d. Richmond 7.25

Herald - 28/07/1934
Age - 30/07/1934
Advocate - 03/08/1934
Football Record R13 1934

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