June 1883 match vs Hotham

Saturday 9 June - Hotham Recreation Reserve
Crowd: "About 2000"

Hotham 1.12
Melbourne 3.6 (half time 0.8-0.4)

Melbourne win by 2 goals

Goalkickers: John Rickards 1, Ulbrick 1

The Reds travelled to Hotham and got their second win against a senior club for the season in four matches, equalling their entire tally of 1882 by the second week of June.

Atmospheric conditions were perfect for football, but some areas of the Hotham ground were covered in mud and earth and it made play difficult in those areas. The home team chose to kick towards the drier end of the ground int he first half, and made first behind but were unable to score a goal for the half. They missed good chances and it cost them in the end.

After a few minutes where the home side were on top after the start of the second half, but it was Melbourne who scored first with a long kick from Rickards which bounced through. They got another one not long after when a long kick by McIntyre was turned in by one of his teammates. For all their dominance Hotham were now two goals behind.

Hotham then rallied, kicking their first goal, but they were unable to add another goal and Ulbrick eventually got the sealer.

Best were McKenzie, Conway and Pohlman. The crowd was entertained throughout the day by a Bavarian band.

The Argus - 11/06/1883
Sportsman - 13/06/1883
Australasian - 16/06/1883

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 17 March 2018 15:23:19 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 6)

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