Carlton revived their finals hopes when they defated South Melbourne by 24 points at Princes Park.

Round 9, 1904

Carlton 1.1 7 3.4 22 6.5 41 9.7 61
South Melbourne 1.1 7 2.2 14 3.5 23 5.7 37
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday July 2, 1904
Result: Won by 24 points Umpire: Crowd: 11,000
Goalkickers : M.Grace 4, J.Marchbank 2, E.Prescott 2, H.McShane 1.
Best: M.Grace, A.Snell, B.Boyle, C.Roland, H.McShane, J.Flynn, A.Trim, F.Hince
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

The ground was completely saturated, and had pools of water all over the playing surface. Trying to play good football in such conditions was an impossibilty and soccering the ball became the norm.

"Grace, ever cool and clever, was the most serviceable man on the Carlton side. Besides kicking four goals (one an extraordinary long drop-kick), his work following was simply immense." (Referee, July 06)

Carlton's win over second-placed South Melbourne at Princes Park restored the Blues' confidence and kept the team in the hunt for a finals berth. Worrall's men were still fifth on the ladder, but other results tightened the contest for finals places considerably. Although beaten by St Kilda in a boilover at the Junction Oval, Fitzroy were still two wins clear on top of the ladder. The next four teams; South Melbourne, Melbourne, Collingwood and Carlton - were all equal on 20 points, with the Blues percentage a poor 91.2.


B: Henry Newbound Frank Hince Jim Flynn (vc)
HB: Pat Pelly Albert Trim Albert Gourlay
C: Ted Kennedy Bob Boyle Charlie Roland
HF: Henry McShane Mick Grace Eddie Prescott
F: Jim Marchbank Billy Leeds George Bruce
Ruck: Joe McShane (c) Fred Elliott Archie Snell
Coach: Jack Worrall


In : J.Flynn, C.Roland
Out : E.Walton, G.Topping

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