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Round 5, 1904         Carlton defeated Collingwood by 5 points at Victoria Park. Four wins on the trot for the Blues.

Round 5, 1904

Carlton 3.1 19 5.2 32 8.3 51 8.5 53
Collingwood 2.5 17 4.8 32 5.9 39 6.12 48
Venue: Victoria Park Date: Saturday June 4, 1904
Result: Won by 5 points Umpire: Murphy Crowd:
Goalkickers : P.Pitt 4, G.Topping 2, J.McShane 1, M.Grace 1.
Best: F.Hince, A.Trim, C.O'Connor, P.Pelley, T.Kennedy, C.Roland, B.Boyle, M.Grace, F.Elliott, A.Snell, P.Pitt, G.Topping
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil













Game Review

This game was a huge early-season test for the rapidly-improving Carlton - second versus third on the ladder, at Collingwood's home ground of Victoria Park.

After an even first quarter the Magpies had most of the play, but squandered their chances in front of goal and were narrowly beaten by a more efficient Carlton team. Percy Pitt kicked four goals at full-forward for the Blues, whose joy was compounded when the win knocked the 'Pies from second to fourth, and lifted the Blues took their place with a percentage of 87.4.

Scores were even at half time and at the start of the third quarter the Woods goaled to give them the lead for the first time in the match. Third gamer, Pitt then slammed on three goals in quick succession to shut them out.


Team

B: Sam Marron Frank Hince Pat Pelly
HB: Henry Newbound Albert Trim Charlie O'Connor
C: Ted Kennedy Bob Boyle Charlie Roland
HF: Henry McShane Mick Grace Rupe Bradley
F: Jim Flynn (vc) Percy Pitt George Topping
Ruck: Joe McShane (c) Fred Elliott Archie Snell
Coach: Jack Worrall

Changes

In : P.Pitt, R.Bradley, S.Marron
Out : C.Ross, B.Lithgow, J.Gaynor

Milestones

100 Games (VFL) : Henry McShane
Debut and Only Game : Sam Marron


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