Carlton lost to Melbourne by 57 points at the MCG.

Round 2, 1898

Carlton 1.0 6 3.0 18 3.0 18 4.2 26
Melbourne 2.3 15 6.4 40 10.9 69 12.11 83
Venue: MCG
Date: Saturday 21 May 1898
Result: Loss by 57 points
Goalkickers: S.Chapman 2, M.Pender 1, B.Walsh 1.
Umpire: McCoy
Best: T.O'Day, O.Manchester, P.Williams, J.Reekie, B.Armstrong, B.Walsh

Game Review

The joy of the previous week's victory over South Melbourne lasted only up until half-time in this match against Melbourne at the MCG. Thanks mainly to their elusive full-forward Charlie Young, the Fuchsias piled on 4.5 in the third term while keeping Carlton scoreless, and ran out winners almost ten goals.

Carlton's first VFL captain, Jimmy Aitken played his last game for the Blues this day, and added insult to humiliation by leaving the club and joining Melbourne shortly afterward. The reason why Jimmy left us was not explained, and his loss was a big blow to our finals chances. See Footnote Round, 5

At the end of this round Carlton were in 5th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 64.6.


B: Jim Lyons Bill Sharkey George Warde
HB: Mick Pender Ernie Walton (vc) Jack Reekie
C: Bob Armstrong Peter Williams Charlie Brown
HF: Charlie Sweatman Chic Breese Charlie Curtis
F: Sam Chapman Wally O'Cock Bobby Walsh
Rucks: Tommy O'Day Len Morrison Jim Pender
Oscar Manchester
Rover: Jimmy Aitken (c)
Coach: No coach and the captain directed the side
Note: 4 Rucks, 20 players on the ground and no interchange


In: B.Armstrong, C.Curtis, M.Pender
Out: B.Casey (injured), J.Roberts (injured), F.Barlow


Debut: Charlie Curtis
Debut and Only Game: Mick Pender
Last games: Jim Lyons, Jimmy Aitken


The Herald Friday May 20 (p3) named 25 players from which the Carlton team was selected.
Aitken, Armstrong, Breese, Barlow, Brown, Chapman, Coucher, Curtis, Kerwick, Lyons, Morrison, Manchester, Meadowcroft, O'Dea, O'Cock, Pender, Pender, Pender, J. Reckie, Sharkey, Sweatman, Ward, Williams, Walton, Walsh.

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