1931 VFL Grand Final

The 1931 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Geelong Football Club and Richmond Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 10 October 1931. It was the 35th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1931 VFL season. The match, attended by 60,712 spectators, was won by Geelong by a margin of 20 points, marking that club's second premiership victory.

1931 VFL Grand Final

Geelong

Richmond
9.14 (68) 7.6 (48)
1 2 3 4
GEE 2.3 (15) 5.6 (36) 8.11 (59) 9.14 (68)
RIC 1.2 (8) 4.5 (29) 5.5 (35) 7.6 (48)
Date10 October 1931
StadiumMelbourne Cricket Ground
Attendance60,712
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Score

Team123Final
Geelong2.35.68.119.14 (68)
Richmond1.24.55.57.6 (48)

Teams

Geelong
Richmond
Geelong
B: Milton Lamb George Todd Peter Hardiman
HB: Rupe McDonald Reg Hickey Jack Williams
C: Jack Carney Edward Greeves Jack Walker
HF: Les Hardiman Jack Collins Bob Troughton
F: Jack Evans George Moloney Tommy Quinn
Foll: Arthur Coghlan Len Metherell Ted Baker (c)
Res: Frank Mockridge
Coach: Charlie Clymo
Richmond
B: Kevin O'Neill Joe Murdoch Fred Heifner
HB: Martin Bolger Tom Dunne Basil McCormack
C: Stan Judkins Eric Zschech Alan Geddes
HF: Jack Titus Gordon Strang Jack Twyford
F: Jack Dyer Doug Strang Frank Ford
Foll: Jack Bisset Bert Foster Maurie Hunter (c)
Res: Thomas O'Halloran
Coach: 'Checker' Hughes

Statistics

Goalkickers

Geelong:

  • Baker 2
  • L.Hardiman 2
  • Metherell 2
  • Collins 1
  • Moloney 1
  • Troughton 1

Richmond:

  • D.Strang 3
  • Titus 2
  • Ford 1
  • Twyford 1

References

  • AFL Tables: 1931 Grand Final
  • The Official statistical history of the AFL 2004
  • Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897-1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0

See also

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