Carlton lost to South Melbourne by 46 points at Princes Park

Round 9, 1897

Carlton 2.1 13 3.1 19 4.1 25 4.4 28
South Melbourne 0.1 1 6.4 40 9.5 59 11.8 74
Venue: Princes Park
Date: Saturday 3 July 1897
Result: Loss by 46 points
Goalkickers: S.Chapman 2, O.Manchester 2.
Umpire: McCoy

Game Review

Carlton started strongly in this match, and with the benefit of the wind opened up a two-goal lead by the first break. But the game was effectively over by half-time when South Melbourne kicked five goals to one by Carlton in the second quarter. Another three goals to one against the breeze in the third term killed any slim chance Carlton had to turn the tables.

For the first time in the League, Carlton's side was unchanged from the previous round. The only positional change involved Bobby Walsh and Sam Chapman swapping between the forward pocket and full forward. The two 'bookends' in full back Oscar Manchester and full forward Sam Chapman were the only Carlton goalscorers, each landing two goals.

Princes Park ground in need of improvement, but inadequate funds available. - 100 Years of Australian Rules Football.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 7th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 49.2.


B: Bill Weir Oscar Manchester Jim Lyons
HB: Peter Williams Ernie Walton (vc) Jack Reekie
C: Bob Armstrong Bill Patterson Bill Casey
HF: Jack Roberts Charlie Sweatman Brook Hannah
F: Bobby Walsh Sam Chapman Henry Crane
Rucks: Bill Woodhouse Harry H Morgan Bob Cameron
Chic Breese
Rover: Jimmy Aitken (c)
Coach: No coach and the captain directed the side
Note: 4 Rucks, 20 players on the ground and no interchange


In: No Change
Out: No Change

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