1967 - SENIOR PREMIERS
1ST XV111 PREMIERS - 1967
BACK (L to R) : I. McDonald, A. Wearne, W. Coghlan (Manager), R. Wescott, A. Moulden, C. Collins, R. Patterson, R. Hough,
M. Jeacle, E. Webster, G. Boyd, R. Collins, F. Parsons, A. Gray.
SECOND ROW : T. Gray, L. McGuigan, K. White (Captain/Coach), W. McLeod, G. Murphy, R. Davies, T. Mason.
FRONT ROW : J. Butterworth, O. Lipscombe, A. White (Mascot), L. Minotti, D. Jacobsen, R. Main.
Jack Duncan, Bill Coghlan
Bert Claxton, Bill Coghlan
Stan Davies, Alex Gaskin
Ken Knight, Roy Murphy
Dick Pratt, Bill Sinclair
Allan Smith, Ivan Ward
Ivan Woolard, Mick Woolard
CAPTAIN / COACH
Kevin ‘Doc’ White
BEST & FAIREST
Bob Hough - 37 goals.
‘Wagga’ McDonald, Alf Gray
Alf Hodge, Rob Davies.
Team W L D P %
Chelsea 13 3 52 160
Sorrento 12 3 1 50 108
Carrum 11 5 44 114
Hastings 9 7 36 105
Seaford 8 8 40 100
Mornington 6 10 24 91
Edi/Asp 5 10 1 22 83
F’ton Rov ers 4 12 16 80
F’ton Pen insula 3 13 12 77
M. P. F. L.
BEST & FAIREST
R. Corby Sorrento 18
G. Louden Mornington 16
J. Watson Hastings 13
B. Graham F’ton Peninsula 13
R. Stubbs Carrum 12
R. Heron Frankston 12
SECOND FLAG FOR CHELSEA
Winning the toss and kicking with a good wind to the scoreboard end, Chelsea skipper “Doc” White set the pattern of play when he received a free and booted a long goal in the MPFL grand final against Carrum last Sunday.
Throughout the game Chelsea made full use of the wind with long, driving kicks to the goal-square to pile on a 52 point lead at the first change.
Although Carrum fought back well in the second term, they wasted their many opportunities when they lacked purpose in attack.
This feature of the game was evidenced when the teams left the field for the long interval each with the same number of scoring shots yet Chelsea with a 30 point lead.
Winning in the race to the ball and always prepared to play in front, Chelsea won the favour of umpire Dellar who always paid the man with the ball in his protective decisions.
It is a long while since the Peninsula has seen such a brand of easy-to-follow umpiring.
With two early goals to White, Chelsea ran riot and it was only the clever anticipation of Carrum full-back Sole which prevented them from gaining a wider margin.
Butterworth was in everything for Chelsea and capped his play with their third goal. Carrum had two chances but could only manage a single to Stubbs.
White kicked his third and Chelsea’s fourth until finally Bowells gave the drive that enabled Hankinson to goal after being downed.
Gibbons was strong at centre-half-forward but the long kicks by Chelsea all over the ground found him too often under the ball.
This was a sparkling display by Chelsea in all aspects with high marking, sound backing up and long raking kicks to position. Wherever Chelsea got into trouble there were players ready to pounce on the ball and clear.
But it was White who was doing the damage. Starting on the ball he rested at full-forward and when the strong I’Anson looked a threat, he sacrificed himself to move on him and immediately beat him to the ball to mark.
His kick was marked by Hough in the teeth for the ninth goal and a 52-point lead.
The second quarter was Carrum’s downfall when they just could not find the big sticks more than three times in their 13 shots for the quarter.
Orchard and Williams, usually reliable with their kicking were not placing the ball correctly to their boot to allow for the wind.
Then Williams showed how when, from a free kick on the half-forward-flank, his 65-yarder found the middle.
This gave Carrum new heart and Gibbons, tearing through the pack, found Orchard who made no mistake in this attempt.
A penalty free against Hankinson saw Moulden take the kick and Chelsea posted their only goal and score for the quarter.
Shot after shot missed for Carrum whose players were still dropping the ball too high to their boot, allowing the wind to take over before the boot made contact.
For Carrum supporters this was a disappointing quarter as the players had enough opportunities to get within reach of their opponents.
Chelsea was determined to make the game safe when Mason handballed out to White at the first bounce and the skipper’s left foot kick from the centre went through the middle.
This demoralised and dejected Carrum and for several minutes they were put out of stride. Their football became loose as Butterworth bagged two more majors.
Carrum was found wanting across the half-forward line where McLeod, steady without being spectacular, Patterson and Wearne had the measure of Graham, Moffat and Smith.
Goals to Minotti, White and Murphy sealed Carrum’s fate at this early stage of the game and many of their team lost interest as Chelsea swept to a 12 goal lead at the lasr change.
Even with the use of a strong wind, Carrum’s general play made their prospects very remote despite good play that resulted in Hankinson goaling early in the quarter.
This was answered when Minotti, playing at his top with clever scouting and position play goaled and Webster popped through another.
Having moved himself to centre-half-forward for the last quarter, Carrum skipper, Bill Gibbons, was tireless in his efforts to lift his side and twice goaled after marking strongly.
However, his was practically a lone hand with the exception of Williams and one or two others.
With all the play Carrum lacked the incentive to even narrow the margin until Hankinson goaled in the last 90 seconds.
Chelsea came away to win their second successive premiership by 51 well-earned points.
2ND SEMI FINAL
CHELSEA : 3.5 6.9 9.14 10.14 74 PTS
SORRENTO : 1.4 4.8 5.9 9.12 68 PTS
CHELSEA : Wearne, Webster, Jacobsen, McGuigan, White.
SORRENTO : Corby, Johnston, Crookes, McComb, Cooper, Bishop.
CHELSEA : Minotti 3, White 2, Moulden 2, Hough, Collins, Lipscombe.
SORRENTO : Crookes 4, McComb 2, Dennis, Johnston, Dullard.
CHELSEA V CARRUM
QUARTER BY QUARTER
CHELSEA : 9.7 10.7 17.14 20.18 138 PTS
CARRUM : 1.3 4.13 5.14 11.21 87 PTS
CHELSEA : White, Webster, Patterson, Mason, Butterworth, Hough, Murphy.
CARRUM : Stubbs, Gibbons, Sole, Hunt, Williams, Murphy.
CHELSEA : White 6, Butterworth 3, Minotti 2, Hough 2, Moulden 2, Lipscombe,
Webster, Murphy, Wescott, Collins.
CARRUM : Hankinson 3, Williams 3, Gibbons 2, Graham, Hunt, Orchard.
Chelsea Captain-Coach Kevin (‘Doc’) White has announced his retirement after winning two successive premierships for the club.
It is doubtful if a more colourful figure has graced the MPFL since he joined Chelsea in 1961.
In 1962, Chelsea won its first flag as an affiliated member of the MPFL coming from the Federal District.
The club won again the following year, missed the next two and then repeated with the 1966 and now the 1967 pennants.
The influence of this grand sportsman has spread right through the club from the Firsts to the Fourths with equally effective results, and collection of pennants.
Following incidents in the grand final at Mornington last Sunday three players will face the MPFL independent tribunal tomorrow (Thursday) night.
They are No 6 of Carrum (Hankinson) and No 31 of Chelsea (Jacobsen) on charges of striking each other and No 10 of Carrum (Carroll) who has been charged with striking No 1 of Chelsea (White).
Tatura’s tribute to ‘The Doc’
The following tribute to Chelsea Football Club’s Captain-Coach for the past seven years, Kevin ‘Doc’ White, is reprinted from Alex “Argus” McLeod’s “World of Sport” in the Tatura Guardian Press of Thursday, October 5th, 1967.
“I attended the grand final of the Mornington Peninsula League which was played last Sunday. It had been reported that the legendary, the fabulous Kevin ‘Doc’ White, coach of the Chelsea Club, would be playing his last game and I wanted to see him in action for the last time.
I also wanted to barrack for Chelsea as former Tatura player Winston McLeod, the Doc’s vice-captain was going for his fourth Chelsea premiership in 109 games with that club.
Chelsea has a powerful and skilful team and won by 10 goals against old rivals Carrum.
This amazing footballer who leads them kicked six goals and, although now a veteran, won the umpire’s vote as the best man on the field.
The umpire was Bill Dellar, who has many friends in the Goulburn Valley.
With the game all over, Bill Dellar told me that ‘Doc’ is the best country footballer he has ever seen and that includes all the former League players who went to the country.
The people of the Peninsula actually love this man and they have even written a song about him.
Ref : “Tatura Express” - October, 1967.
Umpire was tops
Central umpire Bill Dellar, who had charge of the Mornington Peninsula grand final last Sunday afternoon gave a most creditable performance.
After the game both victorious and defeated supporters—those with a knowledge of the game - declared him the best seen on the Peninsula this season and we agree.
It was not the easiest game to umpire by virtue of the difference in scores throughout, but Dellar excelled in his consistency and his brisk, clear decisions.
The player going for the ball was given every consideration and here Chelsea excelled in leading in the race for the ball.
Umpire Dellar will be married on Saturday and every unbiased supporter of Peninsula football who witnessed his exhibition last Sunday will join in wishing him every happiness and success in achieving the top bracket of VFL umpires next season.
After the game he expressed the hope to again officiate in the MPFL series next season.