Round 14 1911

Round 14, 1911
St. Kilda vs Melbourne
Saturday 22 July
Venue: Junction Oval
Attendance: 6000

St. Kilda0.
Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 38 points

Goalkickers: Ted Politz 4, Bill Allen 1, Harry Brereton 1, Stan Fairbairn 1, Bill Flintoft 1, Alf George 1, Bill Hendrie 1, Hedley Tomkins 1

Only Game
Jim Moore

Two of the disappointments of 1911 went into battle at the Junction Oval, and was played against the backdrop of unrest between St Kilda fans, players and the club's committee. Melbourne didn't give out any favours to the beleaguered committemen, taking an early lead and never giving it up. Given the turmoil at the club, there was no certainty that the Seasiders were even going to show up for the game. Their entrance to the field was delayed a few minutes by further political machinations.

When the game finally started Melbourne dominated, but were wasteful in attack and were constantly held back by St Kilda defender Eicke - whose father was one of the main troublemakers amongst the fans. Nevertheless the Reds broke through three times and were by far the better side against dispirited opposition. The situation got so bad that during the third quarter St Kilda received ironic cheers from their fans just for getting the ball over halfway. Perhaps embarassed at the reception they played for pride in the last quarter and kept the margin respectable. After the final bell, one of the St Kilda players had to be restrained from fighting with a spectator who had heckled the side.

Best were Odgers, Pearce and Naismith.

Argus - 24/07/1911
Punch - 27/07/1911
Australasian - 29/07/1911

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