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COLLINGWOOD’S EASY WIN.
Collingwood, who were engaged with South Melbourne at Victoria Park, showed more resource and a good deal more judgement than South, who were fumbling considerably. The defence of the magpies was good, and South never scored a goal until the final quarter. Towards the end they improved considerably, serviceable handball being tried for the first time, and with these tactics for a finish they fairly held their own, but commenced much too late for success.
The finish was: – COLLINGWOOD – 6 goals 15 behinds, 51 points. SOUTH MELBOURNE – 2 goals 9 behinds, 21 points.
For the winners Brown, Laxton, Mutch, McHaile (who on the back lines showed greatly improved form), Wilson, Anderson, Hughes, and Sheehy were the best. The more prominent men for the South were Bollard, Deas, Brennan, Wood, Caldwell, Tandy, and Daley.
1917 ‘LEAGUE GAMES.’, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), 20 August, p. 3, viewed 21 August, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1643910
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