|Venue: MCG||Date: Saturday July 24, 1897|
|Result: Loss by 28 points||Umpire: Keenan||Crowd:|
|Goalkicker: W.O'Cock 2.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewThis was the first game to be transferred by the VFL, as they considered that with the wet winter and the heavy workload of five games in a row on the new venue at Princes Park, it would be better to play this round 12 match at the MCG.
Wally O'Cock returned to the Carlton side and played under the pseudonym of Alfred Wallace, (which was a combination of one of his Christian names, and his mother's maiden surname) because he was unable to get a doctor’s clearance to play. He scored Carlton’s only two goals.
At the end of this round Carlton were in 7th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 44.8.
|B:||Henry Dunne||Jim Lyons||Bill Weir|
|HB:||Peter Williams||Ernie Walton (vc)||Jack Reekie|
|C:||Bill Casey||Brook Hannah||Chic Breese|
|HF:||Jack Roberts||Tom Sweetman||Otto Buck|
|F:||Jack Frost||Wally O'Cock||Sam Chapman|
|Rucks:||Harry H Morgan||Bobby Walsh||Bill Woodhouse|
|Rover:||Jimmy Aitken (c)|
|Coach:||No coach and the captain directed the side|
|Note:||4 Rucks, 20 players on the ground and no interchange|
ChangesIn: H.Dunne, W.O'Cock, B.Weir, B.Woodhouse, P.Williams, J.Lyons
Out: B.Armstrong, B.Cameron, H.Crane, O.Manchester, S.Reid, H.Lowenthal
MilestonesLast games: Otto Buck, Jim Caffery and Jack Frost
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