Round 4 1907

Round 4, 1907
Collingwood vs Melbourne
Saturday 18 May
Venue: Victoria Park
Attendance: Unknown


Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 12 points

Goalkickers: Vin Coutie 1, Bill Homan 1, Charlie Johnson 1, Jack Johnson 1, Jack Leith 1, Basil Onyons 1

MFC Debut
Harry Rigby

Last MFC Game
Jack West

First Goal
Charlie Johnson (2nd game)
Jack Johnstone (2nd game)

A win in Round 1 had matched Melbourne's total from all of 1906, and after two losses they bounced back to double that year's tally.

The two sides spent the first half in a rough and tumble battle, with little to recommend it as a football match. The Pies had a lead of eight points, and when Drohan got a goal midway through the quarter it looked like Melbourne would take over but the home side fought back and resumed the same margin as at half time.

When the fourth quarter started Melbourne almost immediately wiped out the lead, kicking a goal and two behinds to level the score. They briefly drew ahead before the scores were levelled again, but two goals in a row to Melbourne gave them an 11 point lead. Homan got a goal against his old teammates and Melbourne were home.

Best were Onyons, C. Johnston and Harris.

The Argus - 20/05/1907

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 26 May 2023 20:39:06 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 4)

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