June 1895 Match vs Richmond

Saturday June 22 - Richmond Cricket Ground

Richmond 1.0, 4.2, 4.5, 7.9
Melbourne 4.6, 7.6, 10.11, 15.13

Melbourne win by 8 goals

Goalkickers: Roche 6, McGinis 2, Moodie 2, McCarthy 1, Christie 1, Moysey 1, Milne 1, Sutton 1

Statistical categories led:
Equal highest score in VFA
Most goals in a VFA game: 6 - Mick Roche

The Reds dominated their opponents with superior "passing on and handball", but Richmond put up a better fight than expected despite losing by a heavy margin. It was the highest score of the year against Melbourne to that point.

The visitors were well on top in the first quarter before their opponents regrouped and made a game of it. Throughout the season Melbourne's rucks had been beating all comers, and they did it again not only in the centre but also in adding six goals.

Many of Melbourne's attacks were snuffed out by their old player Dick Kelly who had crossed to Richmond and had been made their captain for that match.

Best were Moysey, Christy and Roche, whose six goals came after he was a late inclusion to replace an injured player.

There was controversy at the gate when Richmond decided not to admit MCC members free as if they were club members, when they discovered that Richmond Cricket Club members didn't have the same rights to the MCG. Other clubs followed suit.

Some sources have the ground as the MCG

Argus - 24/06/1895
Australasian - 29/06/1895
Richmond Guardian - 29/06/1895
Williamstown Advertiser - 06/07/1895

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Wednesday 30 August 2023 16:01:54 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 10)

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