Round 17, 1913         Carlton lost to Geelong by 23 points at Princes Park.

Round 17, 1913

Carlton 3.3 21 3.7 25 5.9 39 6.10 46
Geelong 0.3 3 4.5 29 6.10 46 9.15 69
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday August 23, 1913
Result: Loss by 23 points Umpire: Crowd:
Goalkickers: J.Wells 2, A.Baud 1, G.Bruce 1, V.Gardiner 1, H.Haughton 1.
Best: G.Green, A.Baud, G.Bruce, E.Jamieson, A.McDonald, B.Dick, J.Bacquie
Reports: Injuries: A.Williamson (broken collarbone) left the field at halftime.

Game Review

In a game notable for the retirement of two early Carlton greats in George Bruce and Jim Marchbank, as well as two other good contributors in Andy McDonald and Jack Baquie, Carlton waved goodbye to the finals after losing to Geelong by 23 points on our home turf. With one game to go in the home and away rounds, the Blues were six points behind fourth-placed St Kilda, and it was time to start planning for next year.

Alf Williamson

"During the second quarter of the game between Carlton and Geelong, Williamson, the Carlton follower, came down in crowd. He played on till the interval. He was then examined by Dr. Strahan, and it was found that he had broken his left collarbone. Carlton, therefore played a man short during the second half." (Bendigo Advertiser August 25)

At the end of this round Carlton were in 5th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 103.2.


B: 22 Alf Williamson 15 Ernie Jamieson 21 Andy O'Donnell
HB: 4 Andy McDonald 14 Billy Dick 2 Jim Marchbank (vc)
C: 8 Tom Clancy 17 Gordon Green 12 George Challis
HF: 11 Jack Baquie 20 Jack Wells (cc) 25 Alf Baud
F: 7 Richard Moran 13 Vin Gardiner 3 George Bruce
Ruck: 5 Harry Haughton 10 Paddy O'Brien 6 Viv Valentine
Coach: Jack Wells


100 Carlton Games: Vin Gardiner
Last games: Jim Marchbank, George Bruce, Andy O'Donnell and Jack Baquie

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