Round 12 1927

Round 12, 1927
Richmond vs Melbourne
Saturday 16 July
Venue: Punt Road
Attendance: 35,000

Match Statistics

Richmond win by 31 points

Goalkickers: Bert Chadwick 2, Jimmy Abernethy 1, Harry Davie 1, Ted Thomas 1, Stan Wittman 1

Last game
Charles Young

Having suffered their first lost in weeks in a thrilling match a week earlier, Melbourne were on the brink of falling out of the top four. A big crowd turned up expecting a hotly contested match but saw a tame contest on a heavy ground.

Melbourne were sluggish from the outset, conceding all four goals in the first quarter, and the first of the second before finally getting one on of their own on the board. It was the only one they kicked for the half, and they rose above fumbling and inaccurate kicking to manage just one more in the third quarter. Without a number of their regulars they were badly disorganised and lacked finesse in the forward line.

They were further weakened by injuries to Ted Thomas and Stan Wittman during the first half which reduced their effectiveness to wandering around the forward line aimlessly. With a forward line carrying two injured players it was no surprise that the visitors found it so difficult to score.

What should have been a fatal lack of scoring didn't hurt them as much as it should have considering Richmond only added two goals of their own in the same period. Melbourne caused a stir by kicking the first two goals of the last quarter but as soon as interest was revived Richmond dashed away again.

Best were Corbett, Vine and Barnes.

Carlton's loss to South Melbourne kept the Redlegs inside the top four on percentage.

Melbourne 10.9 d. Richmond 9.14

Richmond Guardian - 16/07/1927
Age - 18/07/1927
Richmond Guardian - 23/07/1927
Football Record R13 1927

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