Collingwood Senior Team 1946 (PR01-02)

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Collingwood 1946 - Source: Private Collection
Collingwood 1946 - Source: Private Collection


Team: Collingwood (VFL)
Location: Windy Hill (Essendon)
Date: 1946


Back Row: Jack Pimm, Bill Twomey, Allan Knorr, Phil Ryan, Jack Green, Jock McHale, Bill Noonan, Jack Murphy, Probably Ron Smith, Tom Wallis, Gordon Hocking
Middle Row: Len Fitzgerald, Marcus Whelan, Phonse Kyne, Kevin Wade, Mac Holten, Jack Burns
Front Row: Lou Richards, Charlie Utting, Ray Horwood, Des Fothergill


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Round: 9 Venue: Windy Hill Date: Sat, 15-Jun-1946
Essendon 16.22.118
Collingwood 11.10.76

Collingwood played three players aged 18, including a young Bill Twomey, and another who had just turned 17 but playing his second season, and 29th career match, Len Fitzgerald. In contrast Essendon's youngest players were over 21.

Collingwood finished the Home and Away Season second on the ladder behind first place Essendon.

In the Finals, Essendon and Collingwood drew their semi-final match, Essendon rallied in the final quarter kicking 5 5 (35) to Collingwoods 2 7 (19) to draw the match with both teams on exactly 100 points.

Essendon won the replay, forcing Collingwood out of an automatic place in the Grand Final. Collingwood then fell to Melbourne in the Preliminary Final.

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NSM 1986.1170.1122

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