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Carlton lost to Fitzroy by 23 points at the MCG. The pair would meet again in next week's "replay".

Preliminary Final, 1916

Carlton 2.5 17 4.6 30 5.10 40 5.12 42
Fitzroy 1.1 7 3.6 24 5.7 37 9.11 65
Venue: MCG Date: Saturday August 26, 1916
Result: Lost by 23 points Umpire: Elder Crowd: 15,557
Goalkickers: V.Gardiner 3, P.Daykin 1, C.Fisher 1.
Best: V.Valentine, C.Fisher, H.Haughton, P.Daykin, C.Hammond, J.Shortill, V.Gardiner.
Reports: Nil
Injuries: A.Sharp (broken collarbone) & E.Jamieson (fractured arm).













Game Review

Carlton entered the game wearing black armbands as a mark of respect to Sgt George Challis, one of the club's better players in the 1915 finals campaign, as news of his death while serving in France was released.

Carlton entered the game without McGregor and O'Brien who were both ill. Injuries to Sharp (broken collarbone) in the first quarter, and to Jamieson (fractured arm) in the second, meant that Carlton played with 16 men for much of the game. In spite of this, Carlton managed a slender lead at every change.

In the last quarter, Fitzroy kicked 4 goals to the Blues none, to ice the game. As minor premier, Carlton had right of reply in the Grand Final, and would again face Fitzroy the following week.

Team


B: 3 Andy McDonald 15 Ernie Jamieson 19 Harry Greaves
HB: 6 Steve Leehane 1 Billy Dick (c) 24 Billy Robinson
C: 12 Charlie Canet 9 Ted Brown 8 Mort Keily
HF: 7 Charlie Fisher 23 Joe Shortill 2 Percy Daykin
F: 18 Alex Lang 13 Vin Gardiner 14 Athol Sharp
Ruck: 16 Charlie Hammond 5 Harry Haughton 4 Viv Valentine
Coach: Norman Clark


Milestones

Losing Streaks: This loss marked the beginning of a record equalling run of 5 consecutive finals losses for the Blues


Semi Final | Grand Final