A black day for the Blues, goalless in a 42 point defeat by Collingwood at Victoria Park. Our lowest score against any opponent.

Round 5, 1898

Carlton 0.3 3 0.3 3 0.5 5 0.6 6
Collingwood 2.1 13 5.5 35 6.9 45 6.12 48
Venue: Victoria Park
Date: Saturday 4 June 1898
Result: Loss by 42 points
Umpire: Carter
Best: B.Walsh, T.O'Day, C.Sweatman, B.Sharkey, E.Walton, G.Warde, C.Curtis, C.Breese, S.Chapman

Game Review

This remains not only Carlton's lowest-ever score against the Pies, but our lowest-ever on record.

Readers will understand that we don't wish to make any further comment.


B: Bill Sharkey Jim Cowcher Jack Reekie
HB: Charlie Sweatman Ernie Walton (c) George Warde
C: Des Meadowcroft Charlie Curtis Bill Casey
HF: Jack Roberts Charlie Brown Chic Breese
F: Sam Chapman Tommy Kinman Wally O'Cock
Rucks: Tommy O'Day Len Morrison Jim Pender
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: O.Manchester, D.Meadowcroft, J.Cowcher
Out: H.Dunne, P.Williams, D.Pender


Debut: Jim Cowcher
Last Game: Tommy Kinman, Des Meadowcroft

Herald Friday June 03 (p3)
Carlton team selected from; (27 named)
Armstrong, F.Barlow, C.Breese, C.Brown, J.Croucher/Cowcher, B.Casey, C.Curtis, S.Chapman, H.Dunn/Dunne, H.Dohrmann, J.Lyons, L.Morrison, O.Manchester, A.Moor/Moore, D.Meadowcroft, T.O'Dea/O'Day, W.O'Cock, D.Pender, J.Pender, J.Reekie, J.Roberts, B.Sharkie/Sharkey, C.Sweatmen, B.Walsh, E.Walton, G.Ward/Warde, P.Williams.


"There has been an extraordinary event in the Carlton circle. At the beginning of the season Aitken was elected captain by 12 votes to 8 - rather a good majority. He had to battle hard to get in the team against South Melbourne and Melbourne. After this he was left out of the team, owing to want of form. Walton has been elected captain, and the committee came to the decision that they could not play Aitken, because of his want of form. He applied for a clearance, which was given him, and now has received his permit to play for Melbourne, for whom, I predict, he will show fine football before long." (Herald Friday June 03 p3)

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