1913 VFL Grand Final

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Team 1 2 3 Final
Fitzroy 3.6 4.8 5.11 7.14 (56)
St Kilda 0.1 0.5 1.10 5.13 (43)

The 1913 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Fitzroy Football Club and St Kilda Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 27 September 1913. It was the 16th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1913 VFL season. The match, attended by 59,556 spectators, was won by Fitzroy by a margin of 13 points, marking that club's fifth premiership victory.

It was St Kilda's first ever Grand Final appearance and they struggled early, not kicking a goal until the third quarter. A last quarter burst from St Kilda got them within a point when George Morrissey goaled. A mark to Des Baird in the goal square, on a slight angle, looked like giving the Saints the lead but he handpassed it to Morrissey who was covered by his opponent and he could only snap a behind. Two late goals to Fitzroy sealed the game.

Teams[edit]

Wally Johnson
Fitzroy
B: Chris Lethbridge Bert Lenne Artie Harrison
HB: Charlie Wells Wally Johnson Jack Cooper
C: Teddy Buist Harold McLennan George Holden
HF: Percy Parratt Thomas Heaney Jim Toohey
F: Jim Martin Jimmy Freake George Shaw
Foll: Bill Walker (c) Charlie Norris Percy Heron
Reserve(s):
Coach: Percy Parratt
St Kilda
B: Harrie Hattam Harry Lever (c) Dick L. Harris
HB: Wels Eicke Gordon Dangerfield Reg Ellis
C: Ted Collins Billy Schmidt Bob Bowden
HF: Roy Cazaly Phil Lynch Percy Jory
F: Des Baird Ernie Sellars George Morrissey
Foll: Vic Cumberland Bill Woodcock Algy Millhouse
Reserve(s):
Coach: George Sparrow

Statistics[edit]

Goalkickers[edit]

Fitzroy:

  • Shaw 2
  • Freake 1
  • Heaney 1
  • Martin 1
  • Norris 1
  • Parratt 1

St Kilda:

  • Morrissey 2
  • Baird 1
  • Millhouse 1
  • Sellars 1

Attendance[edit]

  • MCG crowd - 59,556

References[edit]

  • 1913 VFL Grand Final statistics
  • The Official statistical history of the AFL 2004
  • Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897-1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0

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