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Thursday, 11 February 2021

Timeline of Soccer in Mildura 1911 – 1914

Very frustrating that I can't find the last few weeks of the 1914 season before it all goes pear shaped. The last game was a scratch match on 4 July. The article mentions a game planned for the following Saturday and notes there are "newcomers" to the game.

Date

Event

References

1911

 

 

6 Sep

Messrs Dawes and Keil organising association 14 or 15 players

MC https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/74843223

12 Sep

Meeting at Shire Hall 8pm

MC https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/74843233

16 Sep

Report on Meeting: about 30 present

Practice match selected from Meredith, Devenport, Nutall, Cohen, Leach, Stevens, Harding, Hilton, Melros, Buchecker (2), Blackburn, Ginn, Dawes, Goodman, Blackburn, Lochhead (2), Keil, Malloch, Holme, Black, Wiltshire, and others.

 

MC https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/74843305

23 Sep

Benefit match

Mildura 3

Ginn, Cohen, Meredith, Keil, Gordon, Mallock, Hart, M'Cowan (Capt.) Alex. Lockhead, Dawes and Wiltshire.

Merbein 2 (inclusive of Old Mildura)

Hilton, Home, Bashecker (2), Black, Loram, Hardy, Stevens, Davenport (Capt.), Leach and Nutall.

Referee Clark

Linesmen Keil and Urquhart

Poor attendance considering it was a hospital benefit. Ended up £6 6s (suspect the players topped that up)

MC https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/74843305; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/74843368; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/74843583


 

1912

 

 

4 Sep

Game between Englishmen and Scots mooted as a fundraiser before the footy fundraiser

MC https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/74830686

14 Sep

game advertised.

Ends up 0-0

MC 7 Sep https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/74830708; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/74830835


 

1913

 

 

17 April

Meeting to form League in Risbey’s Chambers. Called by L.P. Ginn.

President, Mr E. J Willis: vice presidents, Messrs J. J. Kiel and F. W. Pickering; secretary, Mr P. L. Dix; treasurer, Mr P. Mallock; committee, Messrs Ginn, Nuttall, J. Kiel (Jnr.) and Stevens.

It was decided to form three teams-captains and vice-captains for each to be appointed by the committee. Game described as “King of Sports”

MC April 9 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/74833030

MC 19 April https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/74833137

3 May

“The Association propose to lease five acres in Tenth-street, near the town, for use as a playing ground. It will make a splendid pitch if secured.”

MC https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/74833380

10 May

Working Bee

Ground: left hand side of 10th Street past Dr. Cameron's and close to railway crossing.

“very likely that the Caledonian society will organise a team.”

MC May 7

MC 10 May https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/74833459

MC 14 May https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/74833515

14 June

Scratch Match. 18 players fronted

Ginn’s team 1 (Best: Smith, Ginn, Harding and J. Malloch)

Home’s team 5

Scorers: Cowan (2), Home and Springhall (2)

Meeting later that evening acknowledged Irymple players were yet to be organised but decided that the two teams would play on a “representative’ basis

MC 18 June https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75230081

21 June

Match

Mildura (white) 4 (3)

Irymple (blue) 2 (2)

MC 25 June https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75230130?

28 June 28

Match

Mildura 5 (Perry (GK), Ginn) (scorers: Pearson (2))

Irymple 1 (Boyd, Harrison, Home (GK), Cowan, Springhall,)

Referee J. Hart

MT 1 July https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/258172520

July 5

Match

Mildura 6 (Best: Ginn, Harding, Pierson, Springhall and Dix) Hill

Irymple 3 (Best: North Home, Morrison, Becket, Cowan and the Campbell Bros.)

Referee Mr Arllow

MT 4 July https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/258172558

MC 12 July https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75230350

MT 11 July https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/25817273

July 12

Match

Mildura 4 (Ginn, Pierson, Springhall, Hart)

Scorers: Springhall, Pierson (2), Hart

Irymple 0 (Leach (G), Burns, J. Campbell,

MC 16 July https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75230367

MT 18 July https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/258172913

July 19

Match

Mildura 1 (Best: Pierson, Harding, Stephens, Dix and Ginn) Hill (G)

Scorer: Harding

Irymple 3 (Best: Becket, Morrison, Goodman and R. and J. Campbell) Leach (G)

Scorers: Becket (2), J. Campbell

Referee: W.J. Arlow

MC 26 July https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75230497

26 July

Scratch  Match on account of not wanting to cause a distraction from the footy Town v Country

MC 2 Aug https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75230588

6 Sept

Hospital Benefit 2.45pm

Mildura 1 (Friend (G), Ginn, Cowan, Dicks [Dix], Bell, Hall, Smith (C), Stephens, Pearson, Harding, Springhall, Arlow, Evans (2))

Irymple 3 (Blue and Gold)(Leach (G), Brown, Hodgson, Home (C), Campbell, Morrison, Beckett, Campbell, Goodman, Malloch, Stevens

Referee E.J. Willis

MC Sept 3

MC Sept 6

MC Sept 10

MT Sept 5

MT Sept 9

Oct 1

Presentation Night. Trophy struck but not awarded this year

Attendance of around 40.

Hang on! Irymple awarded the premiership

MT 3 Oct https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/258174640

MC 4 Oct https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75231274


 

1914

 

 

18 Apr

“The members of the British Mildura Football Association met in Risbey's Chambers on Saturday evening and made arrangements in connection with the coming season. Mr L. P. Ginn occupied the chair. It was agreed to commence operations on Saturday, Ist May, when sides representing Mildura and Irymple will oppose each other. The following office-bearers were appointed :-President, Mr E. J. Willis; Vice-Presidents, Messrs J. J. Keil, N. Home and J Lochhead; Captain of Mildura, L. P. Ginn, Vice Captain and Secretary, W. J. Smith; Captain of Irymple, N Home ; Vice Captain, P. H. Beckett; Secretary, J. Campbell; Secretary of Association, W. J. Smith. Last season's balance sheet showed a substantial sum on hand.”

MC 22 Apr https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75233316.

2 May

Opening Game

“record turnout” ball burst after 20 minutes

MC 2 May https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75233427

MC 6 May https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75233455

9 May

Scratch Match

Ginn’s team 1

Scorer: Pierson

Beckett’s team 2

Scorer: Beckett (2)

Johnstone stood out in defence for the winners

MC 13 May https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75233512

16 May

First Official Match of season.

Mildura

Ginn, Harding, Budd, B. Friend, Pearson, Paton, Nicholls, Hart, Springhall, Harston, Smith, Newman and Stevens.

Irymple

Leitch, Hodgson, Young, Johnstone, Campbell (2), Morrison, Home, Steven, Beckett, Wadham.

Game cancelled due to non-appearance of some players and a scratch match played instead

Ginn’s team 1

Scorer: J. Campbell

Beckett’s team 4

Scorers: Beckett, Harding, Steven and Gammon

MC 16 May https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75233558

MC 20 May https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75233595

30 May

Match

Irymple 3

Leitch, Johnstone, Hodgson, Home, Morrison, Newman, Steven, Beckett, Hart, Campbell (2), Wadham. 

Scorers: Smith, Steven, Beckett

Mildura 1

Springhall, Ginn, Gammon, Gilpin, Harding, Stevens, Smith, Nicholls, Cowan, Pearson, Paton, Lauder.

Scorer: Hart

Kick-off 3.30.

Note: “Owing to the players desiring to see the League match between Irymple and Merbein no soccer game was played last Saturday.”

MC 27 May https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75233658

MC 30 May https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75233700

MC 6 Jun https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75233775

 

6 June

Match

Mildura 2 Ginn, Smith, Cowan

Scorers: Newman, Smith

Irymple 1 Campbell, Paton, Johnstone

Scorer: Campbell

MC 10 June https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75233813

13 June

Match

Irymple 4

Mildura 2

Good attendance with many women

MC 17 June https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75233864

20 June

Match. Scratch match due to absence of Mildura players, the ‘poorest of the season’

Ginn’s team 0

Ginn, M'Kay (2) Mizzier, Nichols, Campbell (2) Cowan, Hart, Paton and Newhouser;

Beckett’s team 1

Beckett, Page, Leitch, Johnstone, Barnett, Surgey, Morrison, Smith, Stevens, Newman and Steven.

Scorer: Stevens

MC 24 June https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75233940

4 July

Match

Beckett’s team 5

Scorers: Steven (2), Beckett (2) and J. Campbell (1)

Ginn’s team 4

Scorers: Leach (2) R. Campbell (1) and Stevens (1)

Referee: Johnstone

“It is hoped all players and supporters will note that a further game will be played next Saturday.”

 

MC July 8

11 July

No sign of a game in trove. Indeed soccer news seems to disappear from here for the rest of the season

 

 

MC  = Mildura Cultivator

MT  = Mildura Telegraph


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