Round 17 1899

Round 17, 1899 (Sectional Round 3)
Carlton vs Melbourne
Saturday 9 September
Venue: Princes Park
Attendance: Unknown

Match Statistics

Carlton win by 25 points

Goalkickers: Jack Leith 1, Bill McClelland 1

Only Game
Joe Finlay
Leo Rankin
Arthur Sinclair

First Goal
Bill McClelland (3rd game)

Statistical categories led:
Lowest score against Carlton and at Princes Park

Another week, another low scoring record for Melbourne that would endure for more than a century. The previous Saturday they'd only managed two behinds against Fitzroy, and while they scored goals this time it took them until the last term - leaving them eight quarters in a row without a goal dating back to the third term in Round 15. Their goals only came once Carlton's captain put his back men on the ball in the last term when the game was won.

With first choice players Wood, Herring, Wardill and Sholl all missing Melbourne blooded three first gamers, none of who played seniors again, and their only advantage over Carlton was foot speed on the wet ground while the Blues were by far the superior the drop of the ball.

Best were Lewis, Moodie and Young. McGinis left the ground before the end of the game after hurting his shoulder in the third quarter.

Last game of the season debuts

Argus - 11/09/1899
Australasian - 16/09/1899

Blueseum match report

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Wednesday 27 February 2019 18:40:57 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 11)

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