Sectional game two. Carlton lost to Melbourne by 29 points at Princes Park.

Round 16, 1904

Carlton 0.2 2 1.5 11 1.7 13 1.8 14
Melbourne 1.5 11 2.5 17 5.8 38 5.13 43
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday August 27, 1904
Result: Lost by 29 points Umpire: Gibson Crowd:
Goalkickers: A.Snell 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: J.Flynn (dislocated thumb)

Game Review

In his 50th game, rover Archie Snell kicked Carlton's only goal in this abysmal loss to Melbourne at Princes Park. On a cold and wet Melbourne Saturday afternoon, the Blues ceded control of the game to the Fuchsias after half-time, and managed only three behinds in the last two quarters.

Amid a turbulent season, the 1904 Premiership was once again becoming an unlikely dream.

Clash/Sash Guernsey

It was believed that the Blues twice wore a sash on their guernseys in 1914 against Fitzroy. So far, no image* has surfaced of these 'sash' guernseys.
However, there is evidence that Carlton wore a clash guernsey at least as far back as 1904. (See photos below)
Melbourne's jumper was dark blue with a red stripe running down the front alongside the lacing. So it would have been very difficult to distinguish between the two teams. Maybe Carlton or Melbourne wore a clash guernsey against each other on more then one occasion?
.* December 2015 : The Blueseum has now obtained images of the 1914 games against Fitzroy - see Guernsey History or Round 14, 1914 and Semi Final, 1914


B: Henry Newbound Frank Hince Ernie Walton
HB: Albert Trim Jim Flynn (vc) Charlie Roland
C: Ted Kennedy Bob Boyle George Bruce
HF: Henry McShane Mick Grace Eddie Prescott
F: Joe McShane (c) Arthur Ryan George Topping
Ruck: Jim Marchbank Fred Elliott Archie Snell
Coach: Jack Worrall


In : E. Walton, J. McShane, A. Ryan.
Out : H.Whight, B. Leeds, E. Ashton.


50 Games : Archie Snell
Last Game : Arthur Ryan

Note: One of the earliest mentions of Footie/Footy
Images: Trove; Melbourne Punch Sept 01

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