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Round 13, 1906         Two losses in a row by the Blues - narrowly beaten by Fitzroy at Princes Park. However, Carlton would not lose another game in 1906!

Round 13, 1906

Carlton 1.1 7 3.1 19 4.2 26 5.3 33
Fitzroy 1.5 11 1.6 12 3.10 28 4.14 38
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday August 11, 1906
Result: Loss by 5 points Umpire: Tulloch Crowd: 25,000
Goalkickers: F.Caine 2, M.Grace 2, D.Harris 1.
Reports: Injuries:











Game Review

If Carlton’s big loss to South Melbourne the previous week was a surprise, then this follow-up defeat by Fitzroy at Princes Park must have had Blues coach Jack Worrall fuming. In fact, Carlton was fortunate to get so close to the Maroons, because the visitors controlled the game throughout, and had ten more scoring shots in posting 4.14 (38) to the Blues' 5.3 (33).

But in another twist of fate, top side Essendon was also beaten – by Collingwood at VIctoria Park. So Essendon and Carlton were now joint leaders, separated by percentage. Fitzroy and Collingwood made up the four, with South Melbourne two wins away in fifth. Yet again, Frank Caine and Mick Grace each kicked two goals for the Blues, and they retained joint leadership of the goal-kicking table with 31 majors apiece.

Victoria defeats South Australia by 16 points on a day where more interest is in the postponed Carlton and Fitzroy game. Critics claim it was only changed because of boredom with interstate football, and the belief that the Carlton vs Fitzroy game would be a greater spectacle. - 100 Years of Australian Rules Football.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 2nd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 140.5.


Team

B: Norman Clark Doug Gillespie Fred Jinks
HB: Martin Gotz Billy Payne Charlie Hammond
C: Ted Kennedy Rod McGregor George Bruce (vc)
HF: Frank Caine George S Johnson Mick Grace
F: Dick Harris Charlie Meadway George Topping
Ruck: Jim Flynn (c) Fred Elliott Alex Lang
Coach: Jack Worrall


Changes

In: C.Meadway, D.Gillespie
Out: A.Snell, I.Little

Milestones

Debut and only game: Charlie Meadway


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