Round 5, 1915         Carlton defeated Melbourne by 21 points at the MCG.

Round 5, 1915

Carlton 4.3 27 5.5 35 6.10 46 10.12 72
Melbourne 1.0 6 3.3 21 5.3 33 8.3 51
Venue: MCG Date: Saturday May 22, 1915
Result: Win by 21 points Umpire: McKenzie Crowd:
Goalkickers: H.Burleigh 3, A.Sharp 3, V.Gardiner 2, P.Daykin 1, V.Valentine 1.
Best: B.Dick (BOG), V.Valentine, P.O'Brien, G.Challis, A.Sharp, C.Hammond, H.Burleigh, A.Baud, A.McDonald
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

The Blues returned to the Winners List with this 21 point win against the Demons, who had been sitting one spot above Carlton on the ladder. This win would let us jump over not only Melbourne, but Richmond, to move into 5th place after 5 rounds.

"Dick, the Carlton leader, never made a mistake, his marking being the ideal of perfection. In his general play he was as steady as a rock, and at several stages in the last quarter, when his men appeared likely to run wild, his coolness and judgment always saved the threatened disaster." (Australasian May 29)

At the end of this round Carlton were in 3rd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 104.6.


The Australasian's match report was called "One Hundred Free Marks" and said, "McKenzie gave a free kick a minute."
In three games this round the umpires paid over 100 free marks (kicks) in 100 minutes of football!


B: 3 Andy McDonald 7 Ernie Jamieson 10 Paddy O'Brien
HB: 6 Steve Leehane 1 Billy Dick (c) 18 Alf Baud (vc)
C: 20 Jimmy Morris 11 Rod McGregor 12 George Challis
HF: 29 Bill Hore 21 Herb Burleigh 2 Percy Daykin
F: 14 Athol Sharp 13 Vin Gardiner 15 Charlie Fisher
Ruck: 16 Charlie Hammond 23 Joe Shortill 4 Viv Valentine
Coach: Norman Clark


Debuts: Bill Hore, Joe Shortill

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