June 1876 match vs West Melbourne

Saturday 24 June - Melbourne Ground
Crowd - 3000

Melbourne 0
West Melbourne 0

Match drawn

Melbourne's poor start to the season continued as they were unable to beat the significantly less fancied visitors and their five player advantage.

The home side kicked into the wind in the first half, but Melbourne attacked first and had three good chances for the opening goal. They were unable to score anything more than a behind, and Freeman missed a golden opportunity to open the scoring. A West Melbourne player did the same, and after a number of missed opportunities by both sides saw the game go to half time scoreless.

Neither side managed a goal in the second half, but Melbourne could have won if Toppy Longden hadn't fallen with an attack of cramp as he was approaching an open goal.

Best were Sillett, C. Baker and Longden.

Weekly Times - 29/06/1876
Australasian - 01/07/1876

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 02 February 2019 11:39:46 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 5)

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