Reference_ 1922 VFA Grand Final


Season and Lead-up


Port Melbourne

B:Billy BriscoeJack BissetBob Forbes
HB:Bill JohnsonCharlie StanbridgeBill Rudd
C:Harry 'Chic' TrembathGeorge OgilvieJim 'Snowy' Rudd
HF:Gus Dobrigh (c)Bill ReesJack O'Brien
F:George McQueenGeorge TaylorBob Skilton Snr
Foll:Bill WaltonJoe Stanford
Rov:Bill Barfoot


B:William DoolanJack MeulemanJoe Sherry
HB:Bill McIntyreNorm FordFrank Nielsen b1891
C:Les GovanAlby OutenSam Holden
HF:Tom SmithJack O'Brien b1898Vic Smith
F:Matt O'DonohueReg SampsonHansen
Foll:Con McCarthyVic Samson
Rov:Alec Eason

Unleasehed: A History of the Footscray Football club
Port Melbourne Premiers (1922, September 23). Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved October 15, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article184799145

Reference_ 1922 VFA Grand Final - Winning Team (Port Melbourne)
Reference_ 1922 VFA Grand Final - Defeated Team (Footscray)

The Game

Venue: Arden Street, North Melbourne
Date: Sat 23-Sep-1922
Attendance: 20,000)
Rules: 18 players on field - No Substitutes/Interchange
Umpire - McKinnon

Port Melbourne6.2 (38)7.2 (44)9.6 (60)9.6 (60)
Footscray0.2 (2)4.7 (31)5.7 (37)8.10 (58)

Goal Kickers
Port Melbourne: Barfoot, Dobrigh, O'Brien, Rees, Stanford, Walton
Footscray: O'Brien 4, Samson 2, Holden, Outen

Match Previews

Match Reviews

Record Emerald Hill 30-Sep-1922 p2
Sporting Globe 23-Sep-1922 p1


The Aftermath

Four Port Melbourne players – George Ogilvie, Bill Rudd, Bill Walton and captain Gus Dobrigh – alleged bribery attempts


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