June 1889 Match vs Richmond

Saturday 22 June - Richmond Cricket Ground
Crowd: 2000

Richmond 0.4, 0.9, 0.14, 3.17
Melbourne 1.0, 1.0, 1.1, 2.1

Richmond win by 1 goal

Goalkickers: Trowbridge 1, Smith 1

During the week Melbourne had been handed their second win of the year after the VFA upheld a protest against Footscray, but they were unable to keep their winning streak alive.

Melbourne had few chances on a showery day, but they took advantage of them while they opponents missed opportunity after opportunity to register an easy victory. In the second quarter Richmond had all the attacking but only managed 0.5 for a half-time score of nine behinds and still trailed by Melbourne's first half goal.

In the last quarter it looked as if Richmond might have kicked themselves out of the game, but they scored goals in the last quarter to take the points. The first game shortly after the restart, and a second soon followed. Melbourne equalled through Smith but late in the game Richmond kicked the winner.

Best were Benson, Carah and Hallett.

Age - 24/06/1889
Sportsman - 26/06/1889
Australasian - 29/06/1889

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 06 April 2018 22:12:25 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 5)

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