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Round 17, 1904         In scoring 100 points for the first time since joining the VFL, Carlton flogged St Kilda by 58 points at Princes Park, and finished the season second on the ladder.

Round 17, 1904

Carlton 6.6 42 7.7 49 13.11 89 16.11 107
St Kilda 1.0 6 2.4 16 2.4 16 7.7 49
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday September 3, 1904
Result: Won by 58 points Umpire: Crapp Crowd:
Goalkickers: G.Topping 4, M.Grace 4, H.McShane 2, B.Leeds 2, F.Elliott 1, C.Roland 1, J.Marchbank 1, P.Pitt 1.
Best: F.Elliott, J.Marchbanks, F.Hince, E.Walton, C.Rolands, G.Bruce, H.McShane, G.Topping, B.Payne Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil













Game Review

After failing against the fourth and sixth-placed teams, Carlton recovered brilliantly to easily beat St Kilda in this third ‘Sectional’, and in doing so, scored 100 points for the first time in a VFL match. Remarkably, this meant that the Blues retained second spot, and would play a Semi-Final against Essendon.

Carlton was back in flag contention, but could Worrall's team find their best form?

"On one occasion Marchbanks took a long shot for goal. The ball bounced wide on one side on one side of the posts, but the wind caught it as it rebounded with the impetus lessened, and literally blew it through the goal. There was an amusing incident at the close of the game, when Carlton's position was assured. (Joe) Hogan, who was playing his last game for St.Kilda -- to the great loss to the club and to football generally -- went forward to try to get a goal before he retired. Elliott, of Carlton, who was watching him, obligingly allowed his attention to wander, but Leeds, who had not grasped the position, called out, "Watch Hogan there," and rushed to spoil the mark, but found himself shouldered off by the absent-minded Elliott. There was much laughter on the ground and off when Hogan got his shot and missed." (Argus 05 September p7)

Team


B: Charlie O'Connor Frank Hince Ernie Walton
HB: Billy Payne Albert Trim Charlie Roland
C: Ted Kennedy Bob Boyle George Bruce
HF: Henry McShane Mick Grace Billy Leeds
F: Joe McShane (c) Percy Pitt George Topping
Ruck: Jim Marchbank Fred Elliott Archie Snell
Coach: Jack Worrall


Changes

In : C. O'Connor, B. Payne, P. Pitt, B. Leeds.
Out : H. Newbound, J. Flynn, E. Prescott, A. Ryan.

Milestones

Debut : Billy Payne
Last Games : Charlie O'Connor, Percy Pitt
Scoring Record : This was the first time Carlton had scored 100 points or more in a VFL match.


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