Round 3, 1898         Carlton lost to Essendon by 12 points at Princes Park.

Round 3, 1898

Carlton 1.0 6 2.0 12 2.3 15 2.4 16
Essendon 2.4 16 4.4 28 4.4 28 4.4 28
Venue: Princes Park
Date: Tuesday 24 May 1898
Result: Loss by 12 points
Goalkickers: H.Dunne 1, O.Manchester 1.
Umpire: McCoy
Best: E.Walton, J.Reekie, B.Armstrong, B.Casey, L.Morrison, G.Warde

Game Review

This 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.

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
Oscar Manchester
Rover: Bobby Walsh
Coach: No coach and the captain directed the side
Note: 4 Rucks, 20 players on the ground and no interchange


In: B.Casey, H.Dunne, B.Weir, D.Meadowcroft, D.Pender
Out: J.Aitken, W.O'Cock, C.Breese, J.Lyons, M.Pender


Debut: Des Meadowcroft, Dan Pender
Last game: Bob Armstrong

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