|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday July 28, 1917|
|Result: Win by 11 points||Umpire: Nordern||Crowd: 10,000|
|Goalkickers: B.Dick 2, C.Fisher 2.|
|Best: P.O'Brien, R.McGregor, P.Daykin, C.Canet, T.Brown, H.Haughton|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewCarlton won their 5th game in a row - this one against the ladder leading Collingwood to move within 4 points of top spot. Carlton and Collingwood were trading blows through the season, Carlton won the opening encounter in Round 2, 1917, the Pies won in Round 7, 1917, and then we took the points in Round 12.
Carlton had not lost a game since the Round 7 loss.
"About ten thousand people were drawn to Princes' Oval for this fixture, and none of them could complain in any want of interest in the entertainment provided.
Play began with Carlton showing some advantage, but it ultimately fell to the lot of a Collingwood man C. Lee, to open the goal account. His success spurred the Carltonians to a special effort, out of which Dick secured a goal. In the second term, with all hands playing a hard game, rewards continued very scanty. There seemed to be scarcely "a pin to choose" between the sides. The Blues would beat forward and be compelled to fall back, a similar experience then accruing to the Magpies. A really strenuous term produced only seven behinds, leaving Carlton with two points advantage at half time.
Following the interval there came further vigorous work, that had no very tangible influence on the position for some time. Presently R. Lee put his gigantic aggregate further past the fifth hundred by utilising a chance engineered by Hughes. Deprived of the lead, Carlton spurted, and soon accomodated Fisher with an opening which he converted into 6 points. Dick speedily provided his second goal, and Carlton reached the turn for home with a dozen points in hand.
When Fisher improved this lead, early in the final scamper, Carlton began to play for safety. Football of this kind is, perhaps, less interesting for the onlookers, but goals so often come in runs that there was always a chance that excitement might suddenly develop. Collingwood tried hard to work up such a situation, but could win only three actual scoring shots, two of which miscarried. Hence Carlton retained a safe lead of 1-5 to the end.
This victory for the Blues was largely due to the fine work of O'Brien, McGregor, Daykin, Canet, Brown, and Haughton.
(Weekly Times August 04 p20)
At the end of this round Carlton were in 2nd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 108.8.
|B:||3 Andy McDonald||8 Mort Keily||6 Steve Leehane|
|HB:||16 Darcy Lear||10 Paddy O'Brien||9 Ted Brown|
|C:||12 Charlie Canet||11 Rod McGregor (vc)||21 William Dunn|
|HF:||7 Charlie Fisher||23 Joe Shortill||2 Percy Daykin|
|F:||1 Billy Dick (c)||13 Vin Gardiner||31 Phil McCumisky|
|Ruck:||19 Charlie Hammond||5 Harry Haughton||28 Lyle Downs|
MilestonesLast Game: Darcy Lear
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