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Round 7, 1916         Carlton defeated Fitzroy by 29 points at Brunswick Street Oval.

Round 7, 1916

Carlton 1.7 13 3.9 27 8.14 62 10.19 79
Fitzroy 1.1 7 3.3 21 5.4 34 7.8 50
Venue: Brunswick Street Oval Date: Saturday June 17, 1916
Result: Won by 29 points Umpire: Crowd: 7,000
Goalkickers: V.Gardiner 6, A.Lang 1, R.McGregor 1, J.Shortill 1, V.Valentine 1.
Reports: Injuries:











Game Review

The Essendon Gazette in it's game review mentioned about the games starting late and finishing in the dusk. The paper said it was almost impossible to distingush players and the score board in the fading light. The teams seem to please themselves on starting the match, and the length of breaks. The Gazette said VFL must enforce an earlier start and be strict on the starting times.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 1st spot on the ladder with a percentage of 139.4.

A full match report is available via Trove from the Sydney newspaper The Referee.
Click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article121177891


Ted Brown

"The decision to move the Bendigo Camp proved a blessing in disguise to the Carlton Club. Brown, who had been unable to get to town owing to the meningitis scare, was, with the rest of his company, moved to Broadmeadows, and obtained the necessary leave to play on Saturday against Fitzroy. This performance was one of the best he has ever shown Carlton; and it is evident that a soldier's life agrees with footballers. Every player, when in camp, seems to strike his best form."
(Trove: Winner June 21 p6)

Team

B: 3 Andy McDonald 15 Ernie Jamieson 10 Paddy O'Brien
HB: 24 Billy Robinson 1 Billy Dick (c) 9 Ted Brown
C: 12 Charlie Canet 11 Rod McGregor (vc) 8 Mort Keily
HF: 2 Percy Daykin 23 Joe Shortill 7 Charlie Fisher
F: 18 Alex Lang 13 Vin Gardiner 14 Athol Sharp
Ruck: 16 Charlie Hammond 6 Steve Leehane 4 Viv Valentine
Coach: Norman Clark



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