1942 VFL Grand Final

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1942 VFL Grand Final
EssendonDesign.svg
Essendon
AFL Richmond Icon.jpg
Richmond
19.18 (132) 11.13 (79)
1 2 3 4
ESS 2.6 (18) 8.14 (62) 14.16 (100) 19.18 (132)
RIC 2.4 (16) 4.4 (28) 5.10 (40) 11.13 (79)
Date19 September 1942
StadiumPrinces Park
Attendance49,000
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The 1942 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Essendon Football Club and Richmond Football Club, held at the Princes Park in Melbourne on 19 September 1942. It was the 46th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1942 VFL season. The match, attended by 49,000 spectators, was won by Essendon by a margin of 53 points, marking that club's seventh premiership victory and first since 1924.

Teams[edit]

Essendon
Richmond
Essendon
B: Elton Plummer Cec Ruddell Perc Bushby
HB: Bob Flanigan Wally Buttsworth Allan Hird
C: Ernie Coward Laurie Dearle Jack Caesar
HF: Gordon Abbott Gordon Lane Bill Hutchison
F: Tom Reynolds Ted Leehane Murray Exelby
Foll: Hugh Torney Jack Cassin Dick Reynolds (c)
Res: Sid Silk
Coach: Dick Reynolds
Richmond
B: Danny Guinane George Smeaton Joe Reilly
HB: Jack Scott Jack Sullivan Raymond Steele
C: Leo Merrett Bernie Waldron Bert Edwards
HF: Brian Randall Jack Symons Bob Hay
F: Bob Bawden Jack Titus Fred Burge
Foll: Jack Dyer (c) Bill Morris Dick Harris
Res: Des Martin
Coach: Jack Dyer
  • Umpire - Eric Hawkins

Statistics[edit]

Goalkickers[edit]

Essendon FC, premiers

Essendon:

  • G Lane 6
  • D Reynolds 4
  • J Cassin 3
  • L Dearle 2
  • M Exelby 2
  • G Abbott 1
  • T Reynolds 1

Richmond:

  • D Harris 3
  • J Dyer 2
  • J Titus 2
  • B Hay 1
  • D Martin 1
  • L Merrett 1
  • B Randall 1

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