|Date:||Saturday 17 July 1897|
|Result:||Loss by 50 points|
|Goalkickers:||J.Caffery 1, B.Walsh 1.|
|Best:||Hannah, Breeze, Crane, Reekie, Armstrong, Roberts, Casey, Morgan, Chapman, Aitken, Buck|
At centre half-forward for Geelong in this match was future Blue Jim Flynn, who was to play with Carlton between 1903-1910. On a half-back flank was Henry McShane (at Carlton 1899-1904) while Joe McShane (a Blue 1902-1904) was their first ruckman.
"It was curiosity rather than hope that brought so big a crowd to see Geelong and Carlton play at Princes Park, where the conditions were against good football. The place men crowded a good deal towards the centre, and this at first hampered Geelong, but they had the game well in hand all through, and could have played a lot harder had the conditions demanded it. They seemed to bear in mind all through that they had a bigger game waiting them a week later, and were not going to waste their ammunition in making a fancy bag. There was one consolation for Carlton. Last week I said that the man who could stop McCallum, of Geelong, had yet to be discovered. He was found on Saturday, in the lightly-built, unassuming, but unquestionably clever little footballer, Hannah, and Carlton were mightily pleased with his success" - The Argus, July 19, 1897.
At the end of this round Carlton were in 7th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 45.3.
|B:||Chic Breese||Jim Caffery||Henry Crane|
|HB:||Bob Cameron||Ernie Walton (vc)||Jack Reekie|
|C:||Bill Casey||Brook Hannah||Bob Armstrong|
|HF:||Jack Roberts||Charlie Sweatman||Otto Buck|
|F:||Sam Reid||Jack Frost||Herbie Lowenthal|
|Rucks:||Harry H Morgan||Sam Chapman||Bobby Walsh|
|Rover:||Jimmy Aitken (c)|
|Coach:||No coach and the captain directed the side|
|Note:||4 Rucks, 20 players on the ground and no interchange|
Out: H.Dunne, B.Weir, J.Lyons
Herbie Lowenthal (Austral)
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