Round 5 1897

Round 5, 1897
Melbourne vs Carlton
Saturday 5 June
Venue: MCG
Attendance: Unknown

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 81 points

Goalkickers: Bill McCulloch 5, Jack Leith 4, George Moysey 2, Jack Graham 1, Edwin Jenkyn 1, Austin Lewis 1, George Moodie 1

First Game
Jack Graham (and first goal)
Alf Healing

First Goal
Austin Lewis (5th game)

The only unbeaten side in the competition further improved their premiership credentials with a massive win over the Blues. In what would remain their largest against Carlton until Round 6, 2004, Melbourne were 15 goals to nil in front early in the last quarter before Carlton found some respectability with three late goals.

Carlton had some excuses, they were missing a number of their best players, but the ones they had barely fired a shot until the last 10 minutes of the game.

Moysey, Woods and Mitchell were amongst the best.

Blueseum report

Sportsman - 08/06/1897
Australasian - 12/06/1897

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 06 August 2021 03:47:15 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 10)

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