September 1884 match vs Hotham

Saturday 27 September - Hotham Recreation Reserve
Crowd: "About 1500"

Melbourne 0.4
Hotham 2.11 (half time 0.0-2.9)

Hotham win by 2 goals

A season which had started so promisingly when Melbourne beat Hotham in early May came to a limp end with yet another defeat against a senior club.

The home side kicked with the wind in the first half and kicked two goals while keeping Melbourne without any scoring shots at all. They should have had more goals, but blew opportunities with poor forward play. It took until shortly before half time to score a vital second goal.

When they had the breeze in the second half Melbourne put up some token resistance but could only manage behinds and were beaten one last time for 1884. The wind often carried the ball out of bounds, further reducing opportunities to score.

Best were Coulson, Tuckfield, Franks and Aitken.

Argus - 29/09/1884
Sportsman - 01/10/1884

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 08 February 2019 14:26:47 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 4)

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