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19 July 1919 | Round 11

  • St Kilda
  • vs.
  • Collingwood

Junction Oval (Away)

  • 5.9 (39)

    • QT 12.6

    • QT 22.6

    • QT 34.8

    • QT 45.9

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  • 13.13 (91)

    • QT 11.0

    • QT 28.7

    • QT 39.9

    • QT 413.13

Match Report


Conditions for the match between Collingwood and St. Kilda, on the St. Kilda ground, were not at all favourable, and after half-time the game excited little interest. St. Kilda had a weak side. There was a strong wind blowing to the Fitzroy street end, and St. Kilda had had first use of it. Their forward work was, however, faulty, and out of several tries only two goals were scored by Dangerfield and Hallett. Collingwood’s only scoring shot was a goal by Wraith. The quarter finished: – St. Kilda 2-6; Collingwood 1-0. Early in the match Collingwood’s superiority in the ruck was manifest. They also marked better than the Saints, but the game was not interesting, the ball being constantly out on one wing.

The second quarter was wholly in favour of Collingwood, for whom Curtis and Lee worked admirably together on the forward lines, Curtis marking well and playing constantly for Lee. During this term St. Kilda failed to get a point, while Collingwood, almost constantly attacking, put on 7 goals 7 behinds. At half-time the game was practically over, Collingwood having 8-7 to St. Kilda’s 2-6. A feature of merit was the evenness of Collingwood’s defence.

There was little to choose between the teams in the third quarter, Collingwood being first to score against the wind. It was near the end of the quarter before St. Kilda, through Berry and Kenley, scored two goals. The three-quarter time score was: – Collingwood, 9-9; St. Kilda 4-8. The home side played their best football against a dropping wind in the last quarter, and for about two-thirds of the term had Collingwood often on the defence, though just on the finish the Magpies were again scoring freely. A poor game ended in a bad light with Collingwood easy winners, the scores being: – COLLINGWOOD 13 goals 13 behinds (91 points). ST KILDA, 5 goals 9 behinds (39 points).

The game excited no enthusiasm, and its best feature was the clever combination between Lee and Curtis forward. Lee got six goals, but Curtis helped him to most of them, and his high-marking was very sure. Hughes and Sheehy played fine football in the ruck. Hughes’s hitting-out towards the finish being practically noticeable. Sheehy was always persistence. P. and E. Wilson, Lumsden, and Pannam also played well. Cazaly was the best in St. Kilda colours. Collins, who played well all through, was carried off apparently badly hurt near the end of the match, and Boyd, their forward was crippled soon after the start/ Eieke, Dawson, Berry, and Dangerfield shaped well.

1919 ‘COLLINGWOOD SCORE HEAVILY.’, The Argus(Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), 21 July, p. 10, viewed 22 September, 2015,

Team Stats

  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • HO Hit Outs
  • FF Frees For
  • FA Frees Against
  • T Tackles
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