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Reference_ 1932 VFL v VFA Charity Match

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Introduction

This was the second season that a charity game was played between the Association and the League. The annual event lasted until a breakdown in Association/League relations in the late 1930s. The League won all the charity games, but it was not always easy.

The Association led the game late in the final quarter.

The Age 7-Jun-1932 p3
The Age 7-Jun-1932 p3


Teams

Association

Horrie Mason - 1932 Godfrey Phillips Card - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Horrie Mason - 1932 Godfrey Phillips Card - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Arthur Sykes - 1932 Godfrey Phillips Card - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Arthur Sykes - 1932 Godfrey Phillips Card - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards


B:Jack Wunhym
Yarraville
Charlie McSwain
Northcote
Harry Jones
Camberwell
HB:Arthur Sykes
Williamstown
Ted Bourke
Sandringham?
R 'Dixie' Greenwood
Camberwell
C:Tom Garrett
Northcote
Tom Brooker
Port Melbourne
Charles Clamp
Camberwell
HF:Tom Byrne
Williamstown
Gordon Hellwig (vc)
Williamstown
Len Smith
Northcote
F:Frank Fitzgerald
Brunswick
Bill Luff
Camberwell
Horrie Mason (c)
Camberwell
Foll:Charlie Stanbridge
Port Melbourne
Les Hughson
Preston
Rover:Doug Rayment
Sandringham
Emerg:George Hunt
Brighton
Danny Warr
Preston


League

Harry Vallence - 1932 Godfrey Phillips Card - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Harry Vallence - 1932 Godfrey Phillips Card - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Harold Rumney - 1932 Godfrey Phillips Card - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Harold Rumney - 1932 Godfrey Phillips Card - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Haydn Bunton - 1932 Godfrey Phillips Card - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Haydn Bunton - 1932 Godfrey Phillips Card - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards


B:Percy Bentley
Richmond
Frank Gill
Carlton
Harold Rumney
Collingwood
HB:Austin Robertson
South Melbourne
Gordon Strang
Richmond
Bert Mills
Hawthorn
C:Ivan McAlpine
Footscray
Billy Roberts
St Kilda
Ray Usher
Melbourne
HF:Jack Titus
Richmond
Frank Nash
Essendon
Frank Murphy (c)
Colllingwood
F:Bob Pratt
South Melbourne
Harry Vallence
Carlton
Haydn Bunton Snr
Fitzroy
Foll:Charlie Davey
Carlton
Paddy Walsh
Essendon
Rov:Keith Forbes
Essendon
Em:19th Jim Francis
Hawthorn
Les Hardiman
Geelong


Francis replaced Nash in 1st Quarter

McKinnon (Association Umpire) umpired the first half and McMurray, the League umpire was in charge of the second half.

1932 VFL v VFA Charity Match - Association Team
1932 VFL v VFA Charity Match - League Team

The Game

Venue: Princes Park (Carlton)
Date: Mon 6-Jun-1932
Crowd approx 30,000

The main game was preceeded by a Metropolitan State Schools game. A combined Northern Suburbs team in Maroon and White took on a combined Southern Suburbs team in Blue.

'Old Boy' writing in the Argus reviewed the game on the following Monday (Argus 7-Jun-1932 p9)

'There was an assemblage of more than 30,000 people, of whom 27,695 passed through the turnstiles, a considerable number entered on Carlton Cricket Club membership tickets, contributing to the Lord Mayor's fund by collection-boxes, and a still further number who, shouting "We are unemployed." rushed through one of the entrance gates and contributed nothing.

Two boy's brass bands were in attendance - one from Preston, and the other from the Prince's Hill State School. As the players gathered together in the centre of the ground the Preston boys played the National Anthem, and a vast assemblage stood bare headed before settling down to watch the struggle for supremacy.

Until half-time at least there was more of the 'Exhibition' than the 'contest' which is essential for a display of football. Later in the day, however, the Association, after being apparently well beaten, roused enthusiasm by its plucky and brilliant effort. That the League was fully extended is beyond doubt, and the selectors who had chosen the team with a view to its representing Victoria against South Australia next Saturday were so perturbed that they will meet this evening with a view to making some necessary alterations.

The Association had first use of the breeze, which favoured the Prince's Hill goal, and the game began in a scramble, play being listless and without vigour. ...A feature of the term had been poor kicking, and at the interval the ball was changed.

The second term saw the game a little more interesting but it savoured more of a practice match than something 'for keeps'.

During the interval the League authorities spoke seriously to their men, urging them to take the game more seriously, and to play together instead of displaying the individualism which had so marked. When the teams resumed it seemed the lecture had some effect, and, though against the breeze, the League had the better of the play and of the scoring, and adding seven goals...to one.., led at three quarter time by 14-10 to 8-13.

There were many who thought the game was all over, for even the most enthusiastic Association supporter could not hope for his team to wipe out the deficit of five and a half goals. Suddenly however, the game took new life, and the spectators found their voices. All idea of an exhibition was quickly dissipated, and it became a real struggle, in which the Association, playing with greater dash, more system and with the greater incentive, reduced the lead so quickly that by the time half the quarter had gone the League's advantage had been reduced to three points, and with a quarter of an hour gone the Association led by three points. It was a magnificent recovery, the result of superior play, and the crowd wildly agitated, urged the Association on to victory....The League, fearing defeat rallied, and a goal by Bunton put the side ahead again. The Association strove madly but vainly, and the game gradually was made safe for the League, which won with the scores

League 15 gls. 17 bhds. (107 pts.)
Association 14 gls. 15 bhds. (99 pts.)''

Scores


TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Association4.3 (27)7.6 (48)8.13 (61)14.15 (99)
League3.2 (20)7.5 (47)14.10 (94)15.17 (107)
DifferenceAss 7Ass 1Lea 33Lea 8


Goal Kickers
League: Bunton 4, Titus 2, Francis 2, Forbes 2, Vallence 2, McAlpine, Roberts, Pratt
Association: Luff 4, Helwig 3, Rayment 3, Mason 3, Hughson.


Match Previews

FOOTBALL. (1932, June 6). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 11. Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4456028

Match Reviews


The Age 7-Jun-1932 p3
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=2xsUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nJYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7253%2C2885318

Old Boy - The Argus 7-Jun-1932 p9
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4456151




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