|Date:||Saturday 26 May 1900|
|Result:||Loss by 5 Points|
Game ReviewAfter 4 rounds, the Blues were in unfamiliar territory - sitting fourth on the ladder behind undefeated Geelong, Essendon and Fitzroy, albeit with a far inferior percentage to the top three. Therefore, this match against Essendon at the East Melbourne Cricket Ground shaped as a real test of the Blues’ improvement.
In slippery conditions, however, skill took a back seat to determination and the game was an arm-wrestle. There was 7 points in it at three-quarter time, and while the Blues outscored the home side by kicking 1.2 in the last term, the Same Old managed a vital major and hung on to win by 5 points.
"Gibson, though pleasing both sides, was insulted and abused by the so-called local "supporters."
(Jack Worrall, The Referee, May 30)
At the end of this round Carlton were in 6th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 66.4.
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|B:||Bill Sharkey||Arthur Thompson||Bill Casey|
|HB:||Bill Strickland||Bill McNamara||Henry McShane|
|C:||Charlie Roland||Wally Powell||Harry Rigby|
|HF:||Fred Elliott||Joe Sullivan||Charlie Curtis|
|F:||Joe Marr||Peter Campbell||Bill Lewis|
|Ruck:||Len Morrison (acting capt.)||Bobby Walsh||Pat Considine|
|No Coach:||No coach and the captain directed the side|
ChangesIn: P.Campbell, J.Marr, B.Strickland
Out: E.Walton, B.Stuckey, G.O'Dwyer
MilestonesDebuts: Joe Marr and Peter Campbell
Debut and Only Game: Bill Strickland
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