Round 16 1928

Round 16, 1928
Melbourne vs Hawthorn
Saturday 11 August
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 6,547

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 24 points

Goalkickers: Stan Wittman 5, Robert C Johnson 3, Bert Chadwick 1, Jimmy Davidson 1, Bill London 1, Ivor Warne-Smith 1

First Game
Clem Carr

Last Game
Harry Coy

Only Game (and first goal)
Bill London

With Richmond snapping at their heels for second place after a win the previous Saturday, it looked like Melbourne were get some respite with an easy win against the hapless, winless Mayblooms but in front of a tiny crowd the visitors looked a chance of springing a massive upset when they led at three-quarter time.

It didn't help Melbourne that Vine was almost entirely out of the game due to an accident, and Taylor had to leave the field midway through the third quarter to have a head injury attended to. Taylor reappeared for the last quarter and the home side ran over the top to win by what was eventually a comfortable margin.

Hawthorn would end the season winless, but Melbourne's struggle to beat them showed that they weren't in top form at a crucial point of the season. The Reds stayed in third, but with two games left and an inferior percentage to Richmond they needed to keep winning to ensure themselves a top two spot.

Wittman, Warne-Smith and Chadwick were best.

Reserves (Played Saturday July 21)
Hawthorn 17.18 d. Melbourne 8.13
Goals - Unknown
Best - Young, Driver, Banks

Football Record R17 1928

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 09 May 2020 12:44:06 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 7)

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