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The Blues got home by 11 points over Fitzroy at the Brunswick Street Oval.

Round 14, 1908

Carlton 2.4 16 2.5 17 5.7 37 6.8 44
Fitzroy 0.4 4 2.6 18 2.7 19 4.9 33
Venue: Brunswick Street Oval Date: Saturday July 25, 1908
Result: Won by 11 points Umpire: Crowd:
Goalkickers : V.Gardiner 4, H.Kelly 2.
Reports : Injuries:










Game Review

For the second week in a row, Carlton’s clever small forward Vin Gardiner booted four goals when the Navy Blues beat their traditional rivals Fitzroy by 11 points at the Brunswick St Oval. On a cold and wet Melbourne Saturday afternoon, the Blueboys honoured their captain Fred Elliott’s 100th game by snatching victory with a big third quarter. Fitzroy matched the ladder-leaders throughout an even first half, before visiting coach Jack Worrall made some astute positional changes and his team lifted for their 13th win in a remarkable season. Apart from Gardiner, Carlton was well-served by Elliott, Hammond, McGregor, Lang, Payne and Clark.

And just to make this victory a little sweeter, Collingwood all but guaranteed the Blues another minor premiership by knocking over second-placed Essendon at Victoria Park. In another round of surprise results, Melbourne forward Vin Coutie kicked 8 goals as the Redlegs skittled St Kilda, Geelong won just their second game of the year by beating Richmond, and University hung on to defeat a fast-finishing South Melbourne. The Navy Blues remained on top of the ladder with a percentage of 173.6, while the scrap over third and fourth ladder positions was now well and truly on between St Kilda, Melbourne, South Melbourne, Collingwood and University.

Team

B: Norman Clark Doug Gillespie Les Beck
HB: Martin Gotz Billy Payne Fred Jinks (vc)
C: Ted Kennedy Rod McGregor George Bruce
HF: Alex Lang Harvey Kelly Andy Pattison
F: Bill Marchbank Frank Caine Vin Gardiner
Ruck: George S Johnson Charlie Hammond Fred Elliott (c)
Coach: Jack Worrall


Changes

In: H.Kelly
Out: G.Topping

Milestones

100 Games: Fred Elliott
Last Game (Carlton): Bill Marchbank


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