|Venue: Brunswick Street Oval||Date: Saturday July 25, 1908|
|Result: Won by 11 points||Umpire:||Crowd:|
|Goalkickers : V.Gardiner 4, H.Kelly 2.|
Game ReviewFor 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.
|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)|
Milestones100 Games: Fred Elliott
Last Game (Carlton): Bill Marchbank
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