Round 6 1912

Round 6, 1912
Fitzroy vs Melbourne
Saturday 1 June
Venue: Brunswick Street
Attendance: 12,000

Match Statistics

Fitzroy win by 12 points

Goalkickers: Harry Brereton 5, Bobby Monk 2, Bill Hendrie 1, Ted Politz 1, Hedley Tomkins 1

Last MFC Game
Les Abbott

The Reds went into the match without Joe Pearce, who was 'in the country' a week after being chased by Carlton fans after knocking one of their players over. They got the first goal before Fitzroy steadied, and by the end of the first quarter both sides were on three goals with the home side holding a five point lead due to having more scoring shots.

The Roys ran away in the second, kicking three goals to one. Melbourne opened the game in the third quarter to try and counter Fitzroy's tight checking tactics but Fitzroy's defence was strong and they only lost a point off their lead in by the last change. Both teams started the last quarter listlessly and large numbers of the crowd left the game, satisfied that Fitzroy were far enough in front to win comfortably. They missed a strong comeback by the visitors. Fitzroy held on by two goals against the fast finishing visitors who had been let down by their rucks for the first three terms before everything clicked into place. Despite their loss Melbourne won the free kick count 29-24, and it was one of their best performances of the season.

The Roys were helped by a controversial goal that was seen to bounce off one of their player's necks before going through.

During the game Harry Brereton missed a shot on goal and saw the land in a nest of telephone wires outside the ground. Fans gathered to throw stones at the ball until it was dislodged and the game could continue.

Best were Hendrie, Monk, and Tomkins.

Weekly Times gives the crowd as 10,000.

Argus - 03/06/1912
Referee - 05/06/1912
Punch - 06/06/1912
Weekly Times - 08/06/1912
Football Record 1912

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