Round 2 1908

Round 2 1908
Melbourne vs Carlton
Saturday 9 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: Unknown

Match Statistics

Carlton win by 18 points

Goalkickers: Vin Coutie 2, Jim Conquest 1, Jim Fitzpatrick 1, Alf Jones 1, Jack Smith 1

Only Game
Bill Gillespie

Only MFC Game
George McCart

Last Game
Henry Wright

50 Games
Hugh Purse

Carlton started favourites, but their over-confidence cost them early in the game and Melbourne kicked three goals in a row before the Blues sparked and got back in front by a point at the first change. The home side got the first goal of the second quarter, but from there Carlton dominated the play, kicking five goals in a row.

Four goals down at the start of the third quarter Melbourne dug in and won the second half by a goal but couldn't get close enough to cause their opponents any worries.

Best were Wright, Mills and McCart.

Newspaper reports make no mention of Gillespie.

Punch - 14/05/1908
Australasian - 16/05/1908

Blueseum match report

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Wednesday 27 January 2021 03:47:59 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 8)

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