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Round 3, 1903         Former Fitzroy champion Mick Grace was lured from retirement by the Blues, who scored a comfortable win away against Essendon.

Round 3, 1903

Carlton 2.3 15 3.8 26 5.12 42 7.14 56
Essendon 1.0 6 4.1 25 4.1 25 5.5 35
Venue: East Melbourne Cricket Ground Date: Saturday May 16, 1903
Result: Won by 21 points Umpire: Crowd:
Goalkickers: J.Sullivan 2, F.Webber 2, M.Grace 1, A.Snell 1, G.Topping 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil











Game Review

Former Fitzroy champion Mick Grace added talent and experience to the Carlton line-up that defeated Essendon by 21 points at East Melbourne. Talked into a comeback at the age of 28 by Carlton coach Jack Worrall, Grace was to provide enormous value to the Blues for five seasons, and play a key role in Carlton’s first two Premierships.

Against the Same Old, Grace was effective at centre half-forward as his new team led throughout. Despite poor shooting for goal, the Blues won comfortably and cemented their place in the top four – although that situation would remain skewed until the postponed round 2 match against Geelong was played later in the year.

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Team

B: Bill McNamara Charlie Tough Albert Trim
HB: Jim Opie Ernie Walton (vc) Gordon Ross
C: George Topping Arthur Ford Charlie Roland
HF: Bob Jacobson Mick Grace Fred Webber
F: Fred Elliott Fred Scott Joe Sullivan
Ruck: Joe McShane (c) Jim Flynn Archie Snell
Coach: Jack Worrall

Changes

In : M.Grace, B.McNamara, G.Topping
Out : H.McShane, S.Stivey, B.Leeds

Milestones

Debut : Mick Grace


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