1928 Exhibition Match vs Gippsland League

Saturday 21 July - Sale

Gippsland League 5.5, 8.?, ?.?, 11.19.85
Melbourne 2.2, 5.?, ?.?, 13.19.97

Melbourne win by 12 points

Goalkickers: Hope 4, Chadwick 1, Johnson 1, Wittman 1, Unknown 6

The game was played in poor football weather, with bleak conditions and wind blowing across the ground which made accurate kicking difficult.

Matches between league sides and the Gippsland League had been one-sided in recent years, but the conditions and an improved performance by the locals helped them to a 22 point lead at half time. Melbourne fought back in the third to almost level the scores before Melbourne stormed home to win with a brilliant burst of football.

The Age - 23/07/1928
Football Record R15 1928

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 24 January 2016 12:43:51 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 3)

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