|Venue: Victoria Park||Date: Saturday May 13, 1905|
|Result: Loss by 32 points||Umpire: Crapp||Crowd: 15,000|
|Goalkickers: M.Grace 1, C.Hammond 1, B.Leeds 1, A.Snell 1.|
|Best: B.Parke, A.Snell, G.Topping, B.Leeds, F.Elliot, C.Hammond, Boyle, T.Kennedy, J.Kennedy, J.Flynn, G.Bruce.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Well before the AFL started to manipulate the draw to get the 'blockbusters' going, Carlton was assigned the other 'big teams' in Essendon and Collingwood to start the 1905 season.
Collingwood would win this one, but not be able to take the Premiership despite their dominance all season, in what would become a historical legacy of the Magpies - they win a lot of games but not so many Premierships. Alas, that's more a story for the Collingwood on-line museum...
On the plus side, early Blues hero Rod McGregor would debut for the Blues - his first game in a long history of success spanning over 15 years.
"Parke a youth of nineteen, played a beautiful game in defence." (The Age)
At the end of this round Carlton were in 6th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 80.3.
|B:||Bert Parke||Frank Hince||Billy Leeds|
|HB:||Billy Payne||Jim Flynn (c)||Charlie Roland|
|C:||Ted Kennedy||Bob Boyle||George Bruce|
|HF:||Rod McGregor||Mick Grace (vc)||Jim Kennedy|
|F:||Charlie Hammond||Rupe Bradley||George Topping|
|Ruck:||George S Johnson||Fred Elliott||Archie Snell|
ChangesIn: R.McGregor, R.Bradley
Out: H.Newbound (poisoned leg), E.Yeomans
Milestones100 VFL Games: Jim Flynn
Debut : Rod McGregor
Last Game : Rupe Bradley
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