'Silver' Caine kicked 8 goals as Carlton demolished Fitzroy by 78 points at the Brunswick Street Oval.

Round 11, 1907

Carlton 3.0 18 7.6 48 8.9 57 15.14 104
Fitzroy 1.0 6 3.3 21 3.8 26 3.8 26
Venue: Brunswick Street Oval Date: Saturday July 13, 1907
Result: Won by 78 points Umpire: Crowd:
Goalkickers: F.Caine 8, H.Kelly 3, F.Elliott 1, V.Gardiner 1, T.Kennedy 1, H.Pearce 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

Spearheaded by their star forward Frank Caine, who kicked a new club record 8 goals - a remorseless Carlton combination demolished Fitzroy by 78 points in this match at Brunswick St. In control from the outset, the Blues just got more confident the further the game went on, and confirmed their standing as warm favourites for the 1907 Premiership with their biggest victory of the year to date.

Despite the absence of their captain Jim Flynn through injury, the ladder-leaders took control from the first minute of the game and were five goals up by half-time. From that point on, Fitzroy were held scoreless, while Carlton’s forwards added 8.8 in another percentage-boosting step toward the minor premiership. ‘Silver’ Caine was sensational in front of goal, and his eight majors lifted him to the top of the goal-kickers’ list with 23 – one ahead of Collingwood’s Dick Lee. Harvey Kelly continued to impress, and his three majors came through a combination of aerial ability and strength at ground level.

In another significant result for Carlton, Geelong took their best form to the Junction Oval and defeated a wildly-inaccurate St Kilda by four points. Therefore, Carlton was now one win (plus percentage) ahead of the Saints and Collingwood, with South Melbourne and Geelong locked in battle over fourth.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 1st spot on the ladder with a percentage of 158.5.

Match Filmed

"The football match between Carlton and Fitzroy will be shown by the American biograph. Other sensational and humorous pictures will presented for the first time in Bendigo." - The Bendigo Advertiser 03 September 1907 (p5)


B: Norman Clark (vc) Doug Gillespie Les Beck
HB: Billy Payne Fred Jinks Dick Harris
C: Ted Kennedy Rod McGregor George Bruce
HF: Frank Caine Harvey Kelly Alex Lang
F: Horrie Pearce George Topping Vin Gardiner
Ruck: George S Johnson Charlie Hammond Fred Elliott (acting capt.)
Coach: Jack Worrall


In: H.Pearce
Out: J.Flynn


Debut: Horrie Pearce
Goal-kicking: Frank 'Silver' Caine became the first Carlton player to score 8 goals in a League match.

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