- Oct 12, 2009
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Manchester City, Victory, Cavs
not talking afl here but there was an ovens and king grand final a while back that went for about 46 minutes, cant remember who was playing i think it was greta and chiltern it might have been? but not sure, eventually i think greta got up after being 20 points down 35 minutes into the last, one greta supporter drove back home to wangaratta, got home decoded to check the radio and to his amazement the game was still going and greta were up, apparently the timekeeper said nothing went wrong with the clock and he didnt forget to press the siren, the only explantion anyones had was some kind of bermuda triangle effect came over the timekeepers box
In the last quarter of the 1954 grand final between Greta and Chiltern, umpire Alan Arvidson blew time-on so often that the final minutes seemed to drag on forever. Many spectators left the Tarrawingee oval, believing that Chiltern had won, before Greta staged a dramatic comeback. In the 44th minute, just before the siren, Greta centreman Bernie Greenwood, a primary school teacher and one of only a few non-farmers in the team, kicked a goal to put Greta eight points ahead. Greta's timekeeper, Ted Jones, and his Chiltern counterpart, Jim Lappin, explained that they were forced to take their cue from the umpire, but Chiltern's anger over the result lasted for decades. John Tanner, a defender in Greta's 1954 premiership team, who is now 71, said: "There was bad blood between Greta and Chiltern from that day on".