Round 18 1919

Round 18, 1919
Melbourne vs Essendon
Saturday 13 September
Venue: MCG
Attendance: Unknown

Match Statistics

Essendon win by 34 points

Goalkickers: Eric Chisholm 1, George Haines 1, Jack Huntington 1, Percy Love 1

Last game
Eric Chisholm
Percy Love
Bill McKenzie
Art McWhinney
Harry Selover

Last game as captain/coach
George Haines

Melbourne's horror comeback season ended with another loss, and by the last game of the season it was clear that some of the players were already in end-of-season mode. Stories have been told that three of them went for a 'long lunch' before the match, and when one broke a window in a cab on the way to the ground and were locked inside until suitable compensation was offered. With their entrance to the ground delayed by the commotion, they managed to sneak in and avoid the watchful eye of Secretary Andrew Manzie. After a disastrous first half the three were said to be amongst the best players for the rest of the game.

As the only game of the day without any bearing on the finals race, and with rain falling, the match was played in front of a tiny crowd. Those who did turn up saw the Reds took a shock lead into quarter time, but by the half Essendon had opened up a four goal lead after holding the home team scoreless.

Best were Farrow, R. Love and Bacquie.

Argus - 15/09/1919
Age - 15/09/1919
Australasian - 20/09/1919
Football Record 1919

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Monday 02 October 2023 15:11:50 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 16)

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