|Date:||Saturday 8 July 1899|
|Result:||Loss by 30 Points|
|Goalkickers:||G.Cowell 1, B.McNamara 1, D.Walker 1, H.McShane 1, H.Lewis 1.|
This game was noteworthy for the fact that two key Blues in Len Morrison and Pat Considine, due to join their team-mates at North Melbourne station, watched helplessly as the train sailed past without any sign of slowing down!
Even so, Carlton matched the strong Pivotonian line-up early, before being smashed in the second quarter. An even second half followed, but the Blues never really threatened an upset.
Still, a return of five goals was the best thus far in a very low-scoring season for the Princes Park push.
At the end of this round Carlton were in 7th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 45.2.
|B:||Bill Sharkey||Arthur Thompson||Bobby Walsh|
|HB:||Will Stuckey (vc)||Ernie Walton||Peter Williams|
|C:||Bobadil Hooper||Henry McShane (c)||Bill Casey|
|HF:||Bob Bird||Bill McNamara||Dick Walker|
|F:||Wally O'Cock||George Cowell||Harry Lewis|
|Ruck:||Dan Lanigan||George Young||Billy Monagle|
|No Coach:||No coach and the captain directed the side|
ChangesIn: B.Walsh, G.Young
Out: P.Considine, L.Morrison
FootnoteThe Herald Friday July 14 said;
"The Carlton chorus of 1887, 'Cheer Boys, Cheer,' has been revived and floated over easy-going Geelong last week."
From The Age, 10th July 1899.
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