|Date:||Tuesday 24 May 1898|
|Result:||Loss by 12 points|
|Goalkickers:||H.Dunne 1, O.Manchester 1.|
|Best:||E.Walton, J.Reekie, B.Armstrong, B.Casey, L.Morrison, G.Warde|
Game ReviewThis remarkable game was played on a Tuesday at Princes Park in dreadful weather. Essendon kicked their entire score of 4.4 (28) by half-time, and after that, defended grimly in the sleet and hail to prevent the Blues from overhauling them.
In fact, Carlton managed only 4 behinds themselves after the main break, and went down by 12 points. This second loss in a row dropped us to sixth on the ladder, ahead of only the two winless teams in Soth Melbourne and St Kilda.
Carlton's finest players were Casey, P. Williams, and Armstrong amid-field, Weir, Walton, and Reekie back, Curtis, Warde, Dunn, and Meadowcroft forward, Walsh roving, and Manchester, J. Pender, O'Dea, and Morrison on the ball. (Australasian May 28 p20)
At the end of this round Carlton were in 6th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 63.1.
|B:||Bill Weir||Charlie Sweatman||Bill Sharkey|
|HB:||Dan Pender||Ernie Walton (c)||Jack Reekie|
|C:||Bill Casey||Peter Williams (vc)||Bob Armstrong|
|HF:||Charlie Curtis||George Warde||Des Meadowcroft|
|F:||Charlie Brown||Henry Dunne||Sam Chapman|
|Rucks:||Jim Pender||Tommy O'Day||Len Morrison|
|Coach:||No coach and the captain directed the side|
|Note:||4 Rucks, 20 players on the ground and no interchange|
ChangesIn: B.Casey, H.Dunne, B.Weir, D.Meadowcroft, D.Pender
Out: J.Aitken, W.O'Cock, C.Breese, J.Lyons, M.Pender
MilestonesDebut: Des Meadowcroft, Dan Pender
Last game: Bob Armstrong
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