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1923 Premiership

October 12, 2017 1:29 PM

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Back: Frank Reid (sec.) Clyde Donaldson, Fred Baring, Norm Beckton, Tom Fitzmaurice, Justin McCarthy, Charlie May Middle: Joe Harrison, Greg Stockdale, Jack Gardner, Syd Barker (capt.), Roy Laing, Tom Jenkins, George Rawle Front: Rowley Watt, Vince Irwin, Charlie Hardy, George Shorten, Frank Maher

After reaching the finals just once since 1912, Essendon remained on top of the ladder for the entire 18-round season.

The grand final was delayed a week due to rain and was played on 20 October, the latest the grand final has ever been played.

Greg Stockdale’s 68 goals at the end of the finals was a new League record.

George Rawle made his debut in the grand final winning a premiership in his first game.

Essendon 3.2  4.10  6.13  8.15 (63)

Fitzroy 3.3  5.5  5.9  6.10 (46)

Best: Fitzmaurice, Garden, Maher, May, McCarthy, Shorten

Goals: Maher 2, McCarthy 2, Stockdale 2, Jenkins, Shorten

Team

B: V. Irwin, F. Baring, C. Donaldson

HB: J. Harrison, T. Fitzmaurice, R. Laing

C: J. Garden, C. May, R. Watt

HF: T. Jenkins, J. McCarthy, G. Shorten

F: S. Barker, G. Stockdale, C. Hardy

R: N. Beckton, G. Rawle, F. Maher

Captain/Coach: Syd Barker

Honours

Best and Fairest: Tom Fitzmaurice

Leading Goalkicker: Greg Stockdale (68)