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Round 12 1897

Round 12, 1897
Carlton vs Melbourne
Saturday 24 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: Unknown

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Carlton1.12.42.42.6.18
Melbourne2.03.65.115.16.46
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 28 points

Goalkickers: Jack Leith 2, Jimmy Russell 1, Wally Steele 1, John Timothee 1

Milestones:
First Game
Jimmy Russell
Eddie Sholl

Last Game
Lew Massey

First Goal
Jimmy Russell
John Timothee

Carlton's home match at Princes Park was transferred to the MCG due to wet conditions, and given that they'd lost the previous meeting between the two clubs by 81 points on that ground they did a good job to restrict the damage to just under five goals.

With Melbourne's team playing as individuals the 'away' side were right in the game until half time before the home forwards - despite bungling a number of chances - finally started working together well enough to register a score large enough to confirm victory.

Best were McLeod, Mitchell and debutante Russell.

Notes
Newspaper sources make no mention of a ground switch due to wet weather and suggest dry conditions.

Media
The Argus - 26/07/1897
Table Talk - 30/07/1897
The Australasian - 31/07/1897

Links
Blueseum match report

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 07 March 2015 21:18:10 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 6)

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