|Venue: Corio Oval
|Date: Saturday May 14, 1910
|Result: Won by 30 points
|Umpire: Jack Elder
|Goalkickers: G.Topping 4, A.McDonald 2, J.Baquie 1, G.Bruce 1, F.Elliott 1, A.Lang 1.
A strong wind blew across the ground favouring the beach end.
In the first quarter, Geelong kicked to the beach end goal. The home team rushed the ball forward and were unlucky not to have been further ahead. One shot hit the post and another was touched on the line.
Jim Marchbanks to George Topping but the ball went out of bounds. From the throw-in Alex Lang snapped but only a behind was registered. Geelong attacked but the backline took the ball away and Arthur Ford to Bill Goddard resulted in another behind.
Topping, Clark, Ford and Gotz were playing well. Geelong added another goal and a couple of behinds before the end of the quarter.
Marchbanks was moved into the ruck and Carlton started to dominate. He had a shot, but it was only another behind. Jack Bacquie almost immediately followed with another point. Geelong went forward and added a goal. Goddard received a free kick straight in front and missed, another behind. From a crowded Carlton forward line Lang added another behind. Soon after another rushed behind was added.
Marchbanks kicked a behind soon after the started of ther third term. Jim Neylan passed to George Topping who bought up the Blues first goal. Geelong added a couple of behinds. Bacquie suffered a heavy knock, then smart play by Fred Elliot added Carlton's second goal. Geelong added another goal before Topping kicked the third. Bacquie had recovered and did some nice work and just before the bell rang George Bruce scored the Blues' fourth to be just 4 points behind..
Carlton dominated the final term with Topping kicking 3 goals, McDonald 2, and Lang 1.
In a game of two totally different halves, Carlton pulled off a sensational victory over Geelong at Corio Oval on this Saturday afternoon, recovering from a goalless first half to overwhelm the Pivotonians by 30 points.
Both teams had won their first match of the season, but suffered injuries in the process and made four changes each to their line-ups. The Blues welcomed back ‘Wee’ Rod McGregor and included ex-Fitzroy star Percy Sheehan, former South Melbourne defender Bill Goddard and journeyman Jim Neylan in place of Billy Payne, Vin Gardiner, Alex Barningham and Andy O’Donnell.
After winning the toss, Geelong kicked with the aid of the wind in the opening term to set up an impressive lead of 16 points at the first break. With their following division off-key and McGregor having little influence in the centre, the Blues couldn’t get any system into their play. Carlton hadn’t kicked a goal by half-time, and the deficit had stretched to 22 points.
However, whatever Blues captain-coach ‘Pompey’ Elliott said to his team in the sheds at the long break, it worked. Following their captain’s example, the Blues attacked the contest with vigour and purpose when play restarted, and slammed through 4.2 to 1.2 in a dominant quarter. Elliott, McGregor and elusive full-forward George Topping led the way for Carlton, and with more cohesion in defence the Blues began to get right on top.
Early in the last quarter, Carlton hit the front for the first time when Topping posted his third major. Suddenly, Geelong got the staggers, and Carlton swarmed all over them, adding 6.5 to 1.1 in a barnstorming finish that boosted the Blues’ percentage and sent tremors through every other side in the competition. Topping finished with 4 goals, and the Navy Blues consolidated second place on the ladder to the only other undefeated team; Fitzroy.
At the end of this round Carlton were in 2nd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 172.5.
|Fred Elliott (cc)
Out: B.Payne, V.Gardiner, A.Barningham, A.O’Donnell
Debut (Carlton): Percy Sheehan
Last Game: Jim Neylan
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