Round 1 1898

Round 1, 1898
St. Kilda vs Melbourne
Saturday 14 May
Venue: Junction Oval
Attendance: Unknown

St. Kilda0.
Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 76 points

Goalkickers: Jack Leith 4, Charlie Young 4, George Moysey 2, Dick Pirrie 2, Les MacPherson 1

First Game
Eddie Byers
Tom Davey
Les MacPherson
Bob Moore
George Moysey
Dick Pirrie
Bobby Royle

MFC Debut
Denis Lanigan

Last Game
Herbert Fry

First Goal
Les MacPherson
George Moysey
Dick Pirrie

After a winless first season, St Kilda opened their second year against a Melbourne side featuring seven league debutants but were beaten comfortably.

On a hard, dusty early season surface the match started as a scramble where neither side could get into gear, but when the visitors got into their rhythm they opened up a match winning lead by the first break thanks to three goals in three minutes from Charlie Young.

Melbourne's kicks went to teammates, while St Kilda continually turned the ball over and the pattern continued throughout the afternoon. The Seasiders got the first goal of the second quarter but their rally died out soon after. When Leith scored two place kicks early in the third the gap was more than seven goals.

Best were McGinis, Moysey and Fry.

Scoreless first quarters

Argus - 16/05/1898
Australasian - 21/05/1898

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