|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday July 15, 1905|
|Result: Loss by 3 points||Umpire: D'Helin||Crowd: 20,000|
|Goalkickers: M.Grace 2, A.Snell 2, F.Caine 1, G.Johnson 1, J.Kennedy 1.|
|Best: F.Caine, A.Snell, B.Parke, M.Grace, E. Kennedy, C.Roland, R.McGregor, F.Elliott|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
This game is notable for the debut of the great Norman 'Hackenschmidt' Clark - who would play a central role in each of Carlton's first five Premierships.
The Blues came into this game in danger of a third successive defeat, and that is what happened. Despite keeping South Melbourne goalless in the second half, the home side went down by 3 points, after conceding too great a margin at half-time. Carlton had given up their entire buffer over the fourth and fifth-placed Essendon and South Melbourne, who now joined the Blues equal third on 20 points.
The Blues hit the post twice and the Southerners once.
Meanwhile, down at Corio Oval, Geelong caused a huge upset by easily defeating second-placed Fitzroy - leaving Collingwood comfortably clear at the top of the table.
At the end of this round Carlton were in 4th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 96.7.
|B:||Bert Parke||Archie McNeel||Bill McVeigh|
|HB:||Charlie Hammond||Billy Payne||Norman Clark|
|C:||Ted Kennedy||Bob Boyle||George Bruce|
|HF:||Charlie Roland||Mick Grace (vc)||George S Johnson|
|F:||Rod McGregor||Frank Caine||Jim Kennedy|
|Ruck:||Jim Flynn (c)||Fred Elliott||Archie Snell|
Out: G.Topping, B.Leeds, A.Sharp, J.Slater
Norman Clark, Archie McNeel
Last Game: Bill McVeigh
Images: Trove; Punch July 20 p12
Round 9 | Round 11