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Essendon held on to beat Carlton by just one goal at Princes Park, ending a season of steady improvement under coach Jack Worrall.

Round 17, 1902

Carlton0.223.4224.5295.140
Essendon2.2143.2205.4347.446
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday August 30, 1902
Result: Lost by 6 pointsUmpire: Crowd:
Goalkickers: F.Webber 3, F.Scott 1, J.Sullivan 1.
Reports: Injuries:











Game Review

Carlton finished off the year with another narrow defeat by Essendon in the last of the Sectional matches. Five points down at three-quarter time, the Blues put in a spirited bid for victory, but their last term score of 1.5 to 2.0 fell short by just one goal. Fred Webber continued his impressive efforts up forward, with another three majors.

Overall, the Blues had never really been a finals contender in Jack Worrall’s first season, but there had been improvement in many aspects of the team’s preparation. While there was still a large mountain to climb, the first steps had been taken as the Blues finished sixth on the ladder with a percentage of 77.1.

Team


B: Bill McNamara (vc) Charlie Tough Wally Powell
HB: Gordon Ross Ernie Walton Jim Opie
C: Charlie O'Connor Charlie Roland Sam Stivey
HF: George Topping Fred Scott Henry McShane
F: Fred Webber Tom Fox Joe Sullivan
Ruck: Joe McShane (c) Bobby Walsh Archie Snell
Coach: Jack Worrall

Changes

In : W.Powell, S.Stivey
Out : C.Ross, P.McNulty

Milestones

Debut : Sam Stivey
Last Game : Tom Fox, Wally Powell and Bobby Walsh


Round 16 | 1903