In the wind and the rain, Carlton drew with Fitzroy at Princes Park.

Round 4, 1921

Carlton 0.3 3 3.7 25 4.13 37 5.20 50
Fitzroy 1.4 10 1.7 13 3.14 32 6.14 50
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday May 28, 1921
Result: Match drawn Umpire: Dunning Crowd: 28,000
Goalkickers: P.Daykin 2, A.Duncan 1, S.McLatchie 1, H.Morgan 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

A swirling, blustery wind and frequent showers made skilled football impossible in this match, and kicking for goal was a nightmare. Despite the absence of Horrie Clover and Billy Blackman, Carlton was expected to win easily at home, but the conditions evened up the contest.

In the last minute of the match, Fitzroy were on the verge of victory - in front by 1 point, and with play bottled up on the boundary at half-forward. Whether by luck or by arrangement (we probably will never know for sure) one of Carlton’s followers jumped high at a boundary throw in, and punched the ball over his head, into the path of winger Dick Wittmann. Dick's desperate long kick for goal bounced at the top of an unguarded goal-square, and slithered through for a point to draw the match.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 2nd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 117.7.

Harry Bell

Saturday's Herald p1 (sporting edition) in the match report said , "Carlton's only change was Bell, a local junior, who replaced Clover."
The Herald's team line up had Harry Bell in the forward pocket instead of Edric Bickford. Neither player is mentioned in the Herald, Age or Argus match reports.
However, next Saturday's Herald (p2 sporting edition), mentions five changes made to the Carlton team and Harry Bell was one of the omissions.


B: 18 Wally Raleigh 17 Jim Watson 22 Morrie Ewans
HB: 9 Maurie Beasy 27 Bert Boromeo 6 Jack Greenhill (vc)
C: 24 Dick Wittmann 15 Croft McKenzie 3 Jack Stephenson
HF: 7 Charlie Fisher 20 Alex Duncan 12 Charlie Canet (c)
F: 2 Percy Daykin 23 William Morgan 11 Edric Bickford
Ruck: 25 Frank Martin 5 Rupe Hiskins 21 Stewart McLatchie
Coach: Norman Clark


Last game: Morrie Ewans

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