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Round 8, 1909         Carlton defeated St Kilda by 29 points at the Junction Oval.

Round 8, 1909

Carlton 2.1 13 6.5 41 7.6 48 10.9 69
St Kilda 3.3 21 4.4 28 4.8 32 5.10 40
Venue: Junction Oval Date: Saturday 12 June 1909
Result: Win by 29 points Umpire: Beanchamp Crowd: 10,000
Goalkickers: F.Caine 5, H.Kelly 3, G.Topping 2.
Reports: Injuries:













Game Review

The Junction Oval was waterlogged at the lower end of the ground and too moist in most other areas for good football. Kicking the ball off the ground was the order of the day. St.Kilda won the toss and kicked with the wind. George Topping took advantage of the still dry ball and scored the first two goals. Mid way through the term the Saints scored their first goal, and finished strongly to be leading by 8 points at quarter time.
The home team added another goal just after the restart. Frank Caine, helped by Vin Gardiner and Gorge Topping added another two goals for the Blues. Harvey Kelly received a free kick and this resulted in Frank Caine's shot on the run to go through. Much of the play was confined to the boundaries and was not a great spectacle. At half time Carlton held a 13 point lead.
The Blues' defence stifled St.Kilda's forwards and kept them goal-less for the term. Jim Marchbank and Norman Clark were very effective on the back line and the Blues virtually won the game in this quarter. Marchbank's fleet footed dashes, and Clark's no nonsense forceful approach were highlights. Rod McGregor played well in the centre as too did Ted Kennedy on the wing. Jack Bacquie was also effective on the half forward flank and Les Beck at full back stopped quite a few Saints' attacks.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 3rd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 113.1.


B: Dick Harris Les Beck Alex Barningham
HB: Arthur Ford Jim Marchbank Norman Clark
C: Ted Kennedy Rod McGregor George Bruce
HF: Jim Neylan Harvey Kelly Jack Baquie
F: Frank Caine Vin Gardiner George Topping
Ruck: George S Johnson Charlie Hammond Fred Elliott (c)
Coach: Jack Worrall


Milestones

Debut (Carlton): Jim Neylan
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Note the differing monograms.
The monogram on Carlton jumpers was introduced this season, however, the more elaborate one (on the right) was thought to the only type used in 1909. See Guernsey History .
There is also a photo of Harvey Kelly wearing one of these "alternative" CFCs at training, see Kelly's Image Gallery.


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Images: Trove, Australasian June 19 (p35) 1909


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