|Date:||Saturday 3 July 1897|
|Result:||Loss by 46 points|
|Goalkickers:||S.Chapman 2, O.Manchester 2.|
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|
|Rover:||Jimmy Aitken (c)|
|Coach:||No coach and the captain directed the side|
|Note:||4 Rucks, 20 players on the ground and no interchange|
Out: No Change
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