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By: OLD BOY
The Collingwood team only arrived at midday on Saturday from Tasmania, by the Coogee, and as most of the team had been sea-sick on the voyage across the Straits, the men did not feel much like going straight from the boat of their special train, en route for Geelong.
They had their train put back half an hour, however, and faced Geelong who were without Burns, Young, Coles, and Donaghy.
There was some fine kicking, marking and kicking for goal, but on the whole, it was a poor game to watch, Collingwood, feeling that their condition after a night’s buffeting in the Straits, might not see them through a hard game, went away with a rush, and soon had a good lead. Geelong, however, played up better in the second quarter, and looked as if they would over-haul the Magpies. The travellers, however, led at the adjournment, and profiting by their rest, soon set to work again, and ran out easy winners by 12 goals 12 behinds to 6 goals 8 behinds. Carries umpired, but he was far from satisfactory.
For Collingwood Pannam again was first, with F. Leach a close second. Pannam made one very fine run, which bought the house down. Monohan worked grandly, and Angus, E. Lockwood, Howell (forward), Hailwood, Fell, Condon (ruck), M’Cormack, G. Lockwood (back), Allen (wing), and Tulloch, until he was hurt, all did well.
For Geelong Mahoney (roving), Newling (back and ruck), Buchan (forward and ruck), M’Kenzie (who kicked four goals), Webb (who followed right through), Rankin, Reed, and Bailiff were always working hard.