Round 1 1913

Round 1, 1913
Melbourne vs Collingwood
Saturday 26 April
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 9,974

Match Statistics

Collingwood win by 23 points

Goalkickers: Mick Maguire 3, Bill Allen 1, Alf George 1

First Game
Laurie Brady
Phil Hosking
Charlie Lilley
Frank Lugton
Norm McDougall
Algy Millhouse

First MFC Game
Charlie Armstrong
Doug Chapman

50 Games
Mick Maguire (also with Richmond)

The opening day of the season started with a heavy shower and left the ground heavy, but soon glorious sunshine was showing for the six league and two MFC debutants to take on Collingwood at the cricket ground.

Melbourne had won the clash between the two sides in the first round of 1912, and the visitors ran out easy winners with just one new player in their team. After an even first quarter Collingwood dominated from the first bell of the second quarter. Melbourne narrowly won the third quarter but found it hard to break through Collingwood's defence.

A late rally in the fourth quarter which got the margin back to around two goals was ended when the Magpies kicked a steadier.

McKenzie, Lugton and Lilley were Melbourne's best.

A curtain raiser baseball game was held between the MCC and Collingwood 'A'.

Herald - 25/04/1913
Herald - 26/04/1913
Argus - 28/04/1913
Punch - 01/05/1913

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Monday 14 February 2022 22:19:45 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 9)

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