Round 1, 1898         This was Carlton's first win over South Melbourne - by 17 points at Princes Park.

Round 1, 1898

Carlton 2.2 14 4.3 27 5.5 35 6.11 47
South Melbourne 1.2 8 1.7 13 2.10 22 3.12 30
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday May 14, 1898
Result: Win by 17 points Umpire: Crapp Crowd:
Goalkickers: B.Walsh 3, C.Breese 2, W.O'Cock 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: J.Roberts, B.Casey

Game Review

It took more than 12 months, but Carlton eventually racked up its first premiership points against a team other than St Kilda when we knocked over the Bloods at Princes Park.

The margin should have been greater, but Carlton's forwards squandered some relatively easy shots on goal in the last quarter, and we registered 1 goal, 6 behinds for the term. Bobby Walsh and Wally O'Cock were lively up front for the Blues, and picked up five goals between them.

"That Carlton have a powerful and clever ruck was demonstrated on Saturday, when Manchester, Morrison, O'Dea, and Pender on the ball beat South at their own game.
Jim Aitken, the Carlton captain, played under difficulties against South Melbourne. He had been suffering from influenza, and early in the week was in bed for two days."
(Herald May 20 p3)

At the end of this round Carlton were in 4th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 156.7.


B: Bill Sharkey George Warde Jim Lyons
HB: Fred Barlow Ernie Walton (vc) Jack Reekie
C: Jimmy Aitken (c) Peter Williams Bill Casey
HF: Jack Roberts Charlie Sweatman Bobby Walsh
F: Chic Breese Sam Chapman Wally O'Cock
Rucks: Len Morrison Jim Pender Tommy O'Day
Oscar Manchester
Rover: Charlie Brown
Coach: No coach and the captain directed the side
Note: 4 Rucks, 20 players on the ground and no interchange


In: B.Casey, J.Lyons, F.Barlow, C.Brown, L.Morrison, T.O'Dea, J.Pender, B.Sharkey, G.Warde
Out: B.Cameron, H.Dunne, B.Hannah, B.Woodhouse, H.Morgan, H.Crane, S.Reid, J.Goonan, B.Arnott


Debut: Charlie Brown, Len Morrison, Tommy O'Day, Jim Pender, Bill Sharkey, George Warde
Debut and Only Game: Fred Barlow

The Herald Friday May 13 named 29 Carlton players from which the team was to be selected.
Aitken, Breese, Brown, Barlow, Casey, Chapman, Hall, Kerwick?, Manchester, Morrison?, O'Cock, O'Day, Pender, Roberts, Reekie, Sharkey, Sweetman, Walsh, Walton, Williams, Kenny?, Patterson, Lyons, Meadowcroft, Dunn?, Curtis, Warde, Armstrong, Cameron
Due to the poor quality of reproduction some names are unreadable.

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