Carlton lost to Geelong by 50 points - Princes Park.

Round 11, 1897

Carlton 0.1 1 1.1 7 2.2 14 2.4 16
Geelong 0.5 5 4.7 31 6.11 47 9.12 66
Venue: Princes Park
Date: Saturday 17 July 1897
Result: Loss by 50 points
Crowd: 1,500
Goalkickers: J.Caffery 1, B.Walsh 1.
Umpire: Ivo Crapp
Best: Hannah, Breeze, Crane, Reekie, Armstrong, Roberts, Casey, Morgan, Chapman, Aitken, Buck

Game Review

Monday's Geelong Advertiser said the crowd was about 1,500. Perhaps this was a misprint and The Argus said it was a large crowd.
show_image.php?id=15623At centre half-forward for Geelong in this match was future Blue Jim Flynn, who was to play with Carlton between 1903-1910. On a half-back flank was Henry McShane (at Carlton 1899-1904) while Joe McShane (a Blue 1902-1904) was their first ruckman.

"It was curiosity rather than hope that brought so big a crowd to see Geelong and Carlton play at Princes Park, where the conditions were against good football. The place men crowded a good deal towards the centre, and this at first hampered Geelong, but they had the game well in hand all through, and could have played a lot harder had the conditions demanded it. They seemed to bear in mind all through that they had a bigger game waiting them a week later, and were not going to waste their ammunition in making a fancy bag. There was one consolation for Carlton. Last week I said that the man who could stop McCallum, of Geelong, had yet to be discovered. He was found on Saturday, in the lightly-built, unassuming, but unquestionably clever little footballer, Hannah, and Carlton were mightily pleased with his success" - The Argus, July 19, 1897.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 7th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 45.3.


B: Chic Breese Jim Caffery Henry Crane
HB: Bob Cameron Ernie Walton (vc) Jack Reekie
C: Bill Casey Brook Hannah Bob Armstrong
HF: Jack Roberts Charlie Sweatman Otto Buck
F: Sam Reid Jack Frost Herbie Lowenthal
Rucks: Harry H Morgan Sam Chapman Bobby Walsh
Oscar Manchester
Rover: Jimmy Aitken (c)
Coach: No coach and the captain directed the side
Note: 4 Rucks, 20 players on the ground and no interchange


In: O.Buck, C.Sweatman, H.Lowenthal
Out: H.Dunne, B.Weir, J.Lyons


Debut and only game: Herbie Lowenthal (Austral)

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