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Carlton lost to South Melbourne by 55 points at the Lakeside Oval.

Round 1, 1899

Carlton 0.0 0 0.2 2 0.3 3 2.6 18
South Melbourne 2.3 15 4.7 31 7.13 55 10.13 73
Venue: Lakeside Oval Date: Saturday May 13, 1899
Result: Loss by 55 points Umpire: McCoy Crowd: Unknown; said to be record crowd.
Goalkickers: G.Cowell 1, C.Curtis 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil














Game Review

For Carlton, this was a very disappointing start to the first season of 18-a-side football. With only three points on the board after three quarters, the Blues risked recording a new lowest score. Fortunately, majors to George Cowell and Charlie Curtis in the last quarter gave the Blues some respectability.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 6th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 24.7.

At right; from The Age, 15th May 1899.

Team


B: Bill Sharkey Tom Sweetman Will Stuckey
HB: Bill Casey Ernie Walton (c) Bill McNamara
C: John Hooper Henry McShane (vc) Charlie Curtis
HF: Alf Hearnden Joe Archer George Young
F: Pat Considine George Cowell Henry Allender
Ruck: Len Morrison Bobby Walsh Billy Monagle
No Coach: No coach and the captain directed the side

Changes

In: H.McShane, G.Cowell, H.Allender, J.Archer, A.Hearnden, B.Hooper, B.McNamara, B.Monagle, B.Stuckey
Out: H.Dunne, W.O'Cock, J.Reekie, P.Williams, J.Pender, G.Warde, H.Dohrmann, M.Donaghy, D.Stewart, L.Vernon, J.Douglas

Milestones

Debut: Joe Archer, Alf Hearnden, John Hooper, Bill McNamara, Billy Monagle, Will Stuckey
Debut (Carlton): George Cowell and Henry McShane
Debut and Only Game: Henry Allender

Footnote

The Herald Friday May 12 listed 29 players from which the team was selected.
The players were to meet at the Layabout Club Room Lygon Street at 2pm sharp, or at the Sports Depot at 2.15 pm.
Allender, Archer, Bird, Brennan, Casey, Considine, Cowell, Curtis, Dohrman, Gorsuch, Hooper, Hearnden, Irvine, Manchester, Morrison, Monagle, McShane, McNamara, McSpeerin, O'Cock, Roberts, Sharkey, Stuckey, Sweatman, Thompson, Walton, Walsh, P. Williams, Young,


1899 | Round 2