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1951 Lightning Premiership        

1951 Lightning Premiership

The VFL staged a 'Lightning Premiership' on the MCG on the 9th of May.

Between 11:30am and 5pm eleven games of 20 minutes each were played, and the excellent display of 'non-stop' football thrilled the 26,000 who attended. Proceeds totalling £2,000 were donated to the Women's Hospital.

First Round
Carlton played Footscray at 11.30am
Carlton team;
Backs; Green, Huntington, English
Half backs; Brown, Grieve, Clark
Centres; Hodgson, Henfry, Kerr
Half forwards; Mills, Baxter, Williams
Forwards; Davies, Warbuton, Inglis
Followers; Caspar, Calder
Rover; Comben
Reserves; Dern, Blake
Emergencies; Baird, Beasy, Dunn, Jones, Sullivan
Carlton lost;
Footscray 1.0 3.2 (20)
Carlton 2.1 2.2 (14)
Goals; Warburton, Mills
Best; Henfry, Calder, Warburton

Melbourne 0.1 0.4 (4)
Hawthorn 0.0 0.1 (1)

Essendon 1.1 1.5 (11)
Fitzroy 0.2 0.2 (2)

Geelong 1.0 3.3 (21)
St Kilda 2.1 2.2 (14)

Second Round
Richmond 1.0 4.2 (26)
South Melbourne 1.2 2.3 (15)

Collingwood 1.0 2.1 (13)
North Melbourne 0.1 0.3 (3)

Melbourne 1.1 1.2 (8)
Footscray 0.0 0.0 (0)

Essendon 3.1 4.3 (27)
Geelong 0.0 2.1 (13)

Semi-Finals
Melbourne 2.2 3.2 (20)
Richmond 1.2 2.2 (14)

Collingwood 0.0 2.2 (14)
Essendon 1.1 2.1 (13)

Final
Collingwood 0.0 2.0 (12)
Melbourne 1.0 1.0 (6)

Collingwood won the 'Jubilee Centenary Cup'.














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