June 1888 match vs Queensland

Saturday 16 June - Brisbane Exhibition Ground

Queensland 3.5
Melbourne 6.16 (half time 2-3)

Melbourne win by 3 goals

The locals were at a disadvantage due to the match being played under "Victorian Rules" which they weren't familiar with. Melbourne got the first goal within three minutes, but despite the confusion over the rules the locals managed to keep the score down to 3-2 in the first half.

In the presence of the Governor of Queensland the visitors took over in the second half and ran away with an easy win despite finishing the game one player short after an injury caused one of their number to retire.

Some sources have the scores 4.16 to 1.5 or 5-3.

"Football in Queensland" - The Australasian 23/06/1888
Sydney Mail - 23/06/1888

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 19 September 2015 11:23:48 AEST by supermercado. (Version 6)

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