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Carlton demolished South Melbourne by 47 points at the Lakeside Oval, finishing the regular season on top of the ladder.

Round 17, 1906

Carlton 3.5 23 3.7 25 8.12 60 12.14 86
South Melbourne 1.2 8 2.6 18 4.7 31 4.15 39
Venue: Lakeside Oval Date: Saturday September 8, 1906
Result: Won by 47 points Umpire: Crowd:
Goalkickers: F.Elliott 2, J.Flynn 2, M.Grace 2, G.Topping 2, F.Caine 1, C.Hammond 1, F.Jinks 1, I.Little 1.
Reports: Injuries:











Game Review

Since the inception of the VFL in 1897, South Melbourne’s Lake Oval had been one of Carlton’s bogey grounds. The Blues had only won three times there against the Bloods prior to this match, but our fourth victory was a good one - by 47 points.

Carlton won the toss a kicked with a fresh breeze in the first term, and set up a 15-point lead at quarter time. The Bloods pegged that back to 7 points at the main break, before a dominant third quarter by Carlton put the result beyond doubt. The Blues’ defence – so good in recent weeks – kept the home side goalless in the last quarter, and the visitors were once again deep in attack when the final bell rang.

This result confirmed Carlton as minor premiers and hot favourites for the flag, with Fitzroy, Collingwood and a shell-shocked Essendon as the other contenders.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 1st spot on the ladder with a percentage of 153.5.


Team

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


Changes

In: N.Clark, A.Lang, I.Little
Out: G.Bruce, D.Harris, A.Ingleman


Round 16 | Semi Final

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