|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday June 20, 1903|
|Result: Won by 7 points||Umpire:||Crowd:|
|Goalkickers: M.Grace 4, J.Sullivan 2, H.McShane 1, A.Snell 1.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewFor the third time in four rounds, Carlton faced another finals contender. This time, it was Geelong, on a fine Saturday afternoon at Princes Park. The Blues burst from the blocks, and Mick Grace's three first-quarter goals gave his team the early ascendency.
The Pivotonians came back hard at the Blues in the second term, but their kicking for goal was wasteful and they brought up just one six-pointer from five attempts. On the other hand, Carlton were more direct in general play and more accurate when it counted. By the final bell, Geelong had had three more scoring shots than the Blues, only to be beaten by seven points in close, entertaining match that saw Blues captain Joe McShane play his 100th VFL game against his original club Geelong.
There were no surprises in the other games, so the top four after this round remained as Fitzroy, Collingwood, Carlton and Geelong. The Blues were now two wins clear in third place, and our first-ever VFL finals campaign was looming ever nearer.
Meanwhile. Joe Sullivan’s two goals for Carlton lifted him to second on the goal-kicking table behind Ted Rowell of Collingwood. Rowell was on 21 majors, while Sullivan had 19. Another Magpie, Ted Lockwood, was third on the list with 17.
|B:||Fred Scott||Alex Barlow||Albert Trim|
|HB:||Fred Elliott||Ernie Walton (vc)||Gordon Ross|
|C:||George Bruce||Arthur Ford||Charlie Roland|
|HF:||Henry McShane||Mick Grace||Fred Webber|
|F:||Billy Leeds||George Topping||Joe Sullivan|
|Ruck:||Joe McShane (c)||Jim Opie||Archie Snell|
ChangesIn : F.Scott, J.Opie, G,Bruce
Out : J.Flynn, F.Hince, B.Jacobson
Milestones100 Games (VFL) : Joe McShane
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