|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday August 8, 1903|
|Result: Lost by 15 points||Umpire:||Crowd:|
|Goalkickers: M.Crowe 2, A.Ford 1, M.Grace 1, A.Snell 1.|
|Best: M.Grace, A.Snell, E.Walton, G.Ross, J.McShane, F.Elliott|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewContinuing their late-season decline, the Blues lost this last game of the home and away rounds with another indifferent display against Melbourne at Princes Park. The Redlegs were more efficient and committed than Carlton, who wasted too many shots at goal from difficult angles. However, first-gamer Matt Crowe - deputising for the injured Joe Sullivan - impressed with two goals on debut.
Despite this third loss in a row, Carlton’s 9-win, 5-loss season ranked us third on the ladder behind Collingwood and Fitzroy, heading into the Sectional games that would decide the 1903 finalists. The Blues would now play the 7th, first and 5th teams in the final three rounds for the year, beginning with a rematch against Melbourne at the MCG on the following Saturday.
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|B:||Bill McNamara||Frank Hince||Jim Opie|
|HB:||Charlie O'Connor||Ernie Walton (vc)||Gordon Ross|
|C:||George Bruce||Arthur Ford||Charlie Tough|
|HF:||Henry McShane||Mick Grace||Alf Gough|
|F:||Fred Webber||Fred Scott||Matt Crowe|
|Ruck:||Joe McShane (c)||Fred Elliott||Archie Snell|
ChangesIn : B.McNamara, C.Tough, M.Crowe, A.Gough
Out : A.Trim, J.Sullivan, C.Ross, B.Leeds
MilestonesDebut and Only Game : Alf Gough
Debut : Matt Crowe
Round 2 | Round 15