Round 3, 1930
Fitzroy vs Melbourne
Saturday 17 May
Venue: Brunswick Street
Melbourne win by 5 points
Goalkickers: George Margitich 5, Ivor Warne-Smith 3, Hec Davidson 2, Bill Vanthoff 2, Bill Cutler 1, Robert C Johnson 1, Richard Taylor 1
Bill Cutler (3rd game)
Bill Vanthoff (3rd game)
Another win for the unbeaten Redlegs, but for the first time in season 1930 they had to work hard for it right to the final bell.
Melbourne led at every change, but the margin was never extensive and the two sides put on a titanic battle. Fitzroy were brave, and looked like a side likely to challenge for the four, but they were beaten despite hitting the lead in the last quarter.
It took until 'time off' for Melbourne to wrest the lead back.
Warne-Smith and the forward combination of Taylor, Vanthoff, Margitich were Melbourne's best.
The match was proceeded with a baseball game between clubs representing Fitzroy and Melbourne.
Argus - 16/05/1930
Argus - 19/05/1930
Football Record R4 1930