|Venue: East Melbourne Cricket Ground||Date: Saturday May 16, 1903|
|Result: Won by 21 points||Umpire:||Crowd:|
|Goalkickers: J.Sullivan 2, F.Webber 2, M.Grace 1, A.Snell 1, G.Topping 1.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewFormer Fitzroy champion Mick Grace added talent and experience to the Carlton line-up that defeated Essendon by 21 points at East Melbourne. Talked into a comeback at the age of 28 by Carlton coach Jack Worrall, Grace was to provide enormous value to the Blues for five seasons, and play a key role in Carlton’s first two Premierships.
Against the Same Old, Grace was effective at centre half-forward as his new team led throughout. Despite poor shooting for goal, the Blues won comfortably and cemented their place in the top four – although that situation would remain skewed until the postponed round 2 match against Geelong was played later in the year.
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|B:||Bill McNamara||Charlie Tough||Albert Trim|
|HB:||Jim Opie||Ernie Walton (vc)||Gordon Ross|
|C:||George Topping||Arthur Ford||Charlie Roland|
|HF:||Bob Jacobson||Mick Grace||Fred Webber|
|F:||Fred Elliott||Fred Scott||Joe Sullivan|
|Ruck:||Joe McShane (c)||Jim Flynn||Archie Snell|
ChangesIn : M.Grace, B.McNamara, G.Topping
Out : H.McShane, S.Stivey, B.Leeds
MilestonesDebut : Mick Grace
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