|Venue: MCG||Date: Saturday May 21, 1898|
|Result: Loss by 57 points||Umpire: McCoy||Crowd:|
|Goalkickers: S.Chapman 2, M.Pender 1, B.Walsh 1.|
|Best: T.O'Day, O.Manchester, P.Williams, J.Reekie, B.Armstrong, B.Walsh|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewThe joy of the previous week's victory over South Melbourne lasted only up until half-time in this match against Melbourne at the MCG. Thanks mainly to their elusive full-forward Charlie Young, the Fuchsias piled on 4.5 in the third term while keeping Carlton scoreless, and ran out winners almost ten goals.
Carlton's first VFL captain, Jimmy Aitken played his last game for the Blues this day, and added insult to humiliation by leaving the club and joining Melbourne shortly afterward. The reason why Jimmy left us was not explained, and his loss was a big blow to our finals chances. See Footnote Round, 5
At the end of this round Carlton were in 5th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 64.6.
|B:||Jim Lyons||Bill Sharkey||George Warde|
|HB:||Mick Pender||Ernie Walton (vc)||Jack Reekie|
|C:||Bob Armstrong||Peter Williams||Charlie Brown|
|HF:||Tom Sweetman||Chic Breese||Charlie Curtis|
|F:||Sam Chapman||Wally O'Cock||Bobby Walsh|
|Rucks:||Tommy O'Day||Len Morrison||Jim Pender|
|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: B.Armstrong, C.Curtis, M.Pender
Out: B.Casey (injured), J.Roberts (injured), F.Barlow
MilestonesDebut: Charlie Curtis
Debut and Only Game: Mick Pender
Last games: Jim Lyons, Jimmy Aitken
FootnoteThe Herald Friday May 20 (p3) named 25 players from which the Carlton team was selected.
Aitken, Armstrong, Breese, Barlow, Brown, Chapman, Coucher, Curtis, Kerwick, Lyons, Morrison, Manchester, Meadowcroft, O'Dea, O'Cock, Pender, Pender, Pender, J. Reckie, Sharkey, Sweatman, Ward, Williams, Walton, Walsh.
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