Carlton lost to Collingwood by one pesky point at Princes Park.

Round 4, 1912

Carlton 0.3 3 3.5 23 4.6 30 6.9 45
Collingwood 0.4 4 3.6 24 6.8 44 6.10 46
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday May 18, 1912
Result: Lost by 1 point Umpire: Crowd:
Goalkickers: G.Challis 2, V.Gardiner 2, F.McDonald 1, V.Valentine 1.
Reports: Injuries: J.Wells (knee), V.Gardiner (hand), T.Clancy (hand)

Game Review

Scores were equal at quarter and half-time. Then, during the halftime interval the Carltonian barrackers said, knowingly, "Wait for our third quarter dash."

The third quarter dash, however, was Collingwood's, and the Magpies ran to a lead of thirteen points.

" I wish it was twelve or fourteen points; I don't like that number—13; it is unlucky," said a Collingwood committeeman, who one would not ordinarily consider superstitious. Gallantly Carlton tackled their task, and most people, when the bell sounded, considered that they had done remarkably well in making a draw of the game.

Many fans left Princes Park under the impression they had witnessed a draw as the scoreboard showed each team on 6-10.

The goal umpires later reduced the Blues score to 6-9.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 2nd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 129.4.


B: 12 Andy McDonald 3 Norman Clark (coach) 2 Ned Bowen
HB: 29 Bill Johnson 10 Ernie Jamieson 24 Jim Stewart
C: 4 Tom Clancy 8 George Bruce 11 Rod McGregor
HF: 22 Alf Williamson 15 Jim Marchbank 5 George Challis
F: 13 Vin Gardiner 14 Fen McDonald 20 Frank Triplett
Ruck: 26 Harry Haughton 19 Jack Wells (c) 18 Viv Valentine
Coach: Norman Clark


Debut: Alf Williamson
Debut (Carlton): Bill Johnson
Last Game: Jim Stewart

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