Round 9 1919

Round 9, 1919
Essendon vs Melbourne
Saturday, 28 June
Venue: East Melbourne
Attendance: Unknown

Match Statistics

Essendon win by 69 points

Goalkickers: George Haines 1, Jack Huntington 1, Gordon Landy 1, Herb Matthews 1, Alex Salvado 1, Eric Tonkin 1

First Game
Matt Connors
Gordon Landy
Art McWhinney

First MFC Game
Bill Hore

Last Game
Bob Love
Alex Salvado

First Goal
Gordon Landy

Statistical categories led:
Biggest loss at East Melbourne

A week after all but confirming that they would be the wooden spoon side by losing to fellow strugglers Geelong, Melbourne ended the first round of games with their biggest ever loss at the East Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Three more league debutants and ex-Carlton player Hore were injected into the team but the result was the same as it had been against everybody else, a loss. This time more vicious than usual.

Even with a weakened side Essendon were far better and were rarely troubled. Melbourne played their best football in the first quarter, but still went into two goals behind. The home team kicked away from there, and if it wasn't for a strong performance by Gray in the Melbourne defence they would have enjoyed an even larger victory. Col Laidlaw kicked seven for the winners.

Gray, debutant Hore and Haines were best.

"Essendon beats Melbourne" - The Argus 30/06/1919
Football Record 1919

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Monday 07 April 2014 15:59:30 AEST by supermercado. (Version 8)

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