1935 VFL Grand Final

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Bob Pratt on crutches on Grand Final eve following his accident

The 1935 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Collingwood Football Club and South Melbourne Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 5 October 1935. It was the 39th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1935 VFL season. The match, attended by 54,154 spectators, was won by Collingwood by a margin of 20 points, marking that club's tenth premiership victory.

On Grand Final eve, South Melbourne's champion full-forward Bob Pratt was hit by a brick truck when alighting from a tram. He was replaced at full-forward by Roy Moore. Neither Moore nor Laurie Nash at centre-half-forward were able to break free of their opponents (Charlie Dibbs and Jack Regan respectively), helping Collingwood to win the match.

Teams[edit]

Collingwood
B: Harold Rumney Charlie Dibbs Jack Ross
HB: Bervyn Woods Jack Regan Fred Froude
C: Leo Morgan Marcus Whelan Jack Carmody
HF: Lou Riley Phonse Kyne Vin Doherty
F: Alby Pannam Gordon Coventry Keith Fraser
Foll: Albert Collier Percy Bowyer Harry Collier (c)
Reserve(s): Keith Stackpole
Coach: Jock McHale
South Melbourne
B: Jack Austin Ron Hillis Reg Humphries
HB: Jock McKenzie Lin Richards Bill Faul
C: Harry Clarke Herbie Matthews Jim Reid
HF: Jim O'Meara Laurie Nash Austin Robertson
F: Dinny Kelleher Roy Moore Frank Davies
Foll: Jack Bissett (c) Brighton Diggins Terry Brain
Reserve(s): Roy McEachen
Coach: Jack Bissett

Statistics[edit]

Score[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Collingwood 1.3 6.6 8.10 11.12 11.12 (78)
South Melbourne 3.6 4.8 6.10 7.16 7.16 (58)

Goal kickers[edit]

Collingwood:

  • G. Coventry 4
  • Kyne 2
  • Pannam 2
  • H. Collier 1
  • A. Collier 1
  • Stackpole 1

South Melbourne:

  • Davies 2
  • Moore 2
  • Nash 1
  • Kelleher 1
  • McEachem 1

References[edit]

  • AFL Tables: 1935 Grand Final
  • 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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