1871 Chronology



Captain: E.___ Tilley
Vice Captain: Fred Hyde
Goal Kickers: Holden, Fred Hyde, _ Jenkinson, Arthur Jerrems, Joe Osborne.

May __
The second Richmond Football Club is founded largely by members of the Surrey Football Club.
It will play as a junior club and will establish a home ground on the northern boundary of Yarra Park alongside Wellington Parade.
E. Tilley will captain Richmond during its first season. Fred Hyde will vice captain the club.

May 13
'Natives' 3 goals defeated 'The World' 2 goals at the Richmond Paddock

May 27
Southern 3
Richmond 1
Goal: Holden
Fawkner Park
The second Richmond plays its first game. It is defeated by Southern three goals to one at Fawkner Park.
_ Holden kicks the first goal for this incarnation of the Richmond Football Club.

June 3
Richmond 2
Collingwood 1
Goal: Jerrems, Haldane
Richmond Paddock
The second Richmond wins its first game. It defeats Collingwood two goals to one at Richmond Paddock (Yarra Park).

June 10
Richmond (20 players) is scheduled to play the senior club Albert Park (15 players) at Albert Park.

June 17
Richmond 0
Carlton United 1
Richmond Paddock

June 24
Richmond 0
Melbourne’s Ground
Richmond (18 players) holds handicapped senior club Melbourne (13 players) to a scoreless draw on Melbourne’s ground north of the MCG.

July 1
Richmond 1
East Melbourne 0
Goal: Jenkinson
Richmond Paddock

July 7
Richmond 0
Southern 0
Richmond Paddock

July 15
Richmond (18) 0
CARLTON (13) 0
Richmond Paddock
Richmond (18 players) holds the senior club Carlton (13 players) to a scoreless draw.
A Richmond representative secures the ground, the second best in Richmond Paddock (Yarra Park), from other clubs by positioning himself there from daybreak. (Leader 22/7/1871)
Richmond larrikins obstruct play during the second half and force the game to be held up. When play recommences one or two Carlton players are tripped by larrikins as they chase the ball amongst the spectators. Carlton then refuses to continue and the game ends.

July 22
Collingwood 1
Richmond 0
North Fitzroy

Melbourne played Sth Yarra at Richmond Paddock. Approximately 400-500 people watched.

July 29
CARLTON (15) 1
Richmond 0
Royal Park
Only seven Carlton players turn up for their game against Richmond at Royal Park. The remainder of Carlton’s 15 man team is made up of substitutes.

Aug. 5
Richmond is scheduled to play Carlton United in Royal Park.

Aug. 12
Richmond’s game against Albert Park’s second twenty is postponed owing to an athletic sports meeting on the South Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Aug. 19

Richmond 0
East Melbourne 0

Sept. 2
Richmond is scheduled to play Collingwood in Richmond Paddock. The game is possibly postponed due to the poor weather.

Sept. 9
Richmond 0
Richmond Paddock

Sept. 16 Richmond is scheduled to play Carlton United in Richmond Paddock

Sept. 23
Richmond 2
CARLTON (15) 0
Goals: Hyde, Osbourne
Melbourne’s Ground
Richmond (20 players) defeats the senior club Carlton (15 players) two goals to nil on Melbourne’s ground north of the MCG. It is the first time Richmond had defeated a senior club.

Club Office Bearers 1871
Captain E. Tilley
Vice Captain Fred Hyde

Further Reading:
Second Richmond FC overview