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Carlton lost to Collingwood by 31 points at Victoria Park.

Round 5, 1899

Carlton 3.1 19 3.1 19 3.2 20 3.3 21
Collingwood 1.2 8 3.6 24 5.10 40 7.10 52
Venue: Victoria Park Date: Saturday June 3, 1899
Result: Loss by 31 points Umpire: Gibson Crowd:
Goalkickers: B.Churchyard 1, W.O'Cock 1, D.Walker 1.
Best: B.Bird (BOG), W.Stuckey, B.Hooper, A.Thompson, B.Casey, C.Curtis, W.O'Cock Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

Carlton made another five changes to the side, and burst from the barrier against Collingwood with three first-quarter majors. Unfortunately, that was the end of the "penny-section," and the Magpies overhauled us by half-time and went on to an easy 31-point win.

Ex Geelong and Carlton debutant Dick Walker scored the first goal. A minute later he received a free kick and with a 60 yard kick passed the ball to Churchyard who goaled from a snap. Walker once again was involved when he got he got the ball to Wally O'Cock. Wally was a paid a free kick and goaled. The Blues were attacking when the bell sounded to end the first term.

It was not a good game, and the umpire bought on himself the ire of that section of the crowd supporting Carlton by the frequency with which he penalised the dark blues for alleged breaches of the rules. So hostile did these critics become that the umpire dared not leave the dressingroom until 6 o'clock, by which time the more turbulant of them had taken their departure from the scene. The Carlton ground is gaining quite an unenviable distinction for disturbances. - The Age.

"Umpire Gibson was presented with a book of rules by Carlton barrackers. Carltonians also waited for an "interview" with Gibson, who, however, got away without molestation." - "Mercury and Weekly Courier"

At the end of this round Carlton were in 8th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 30.7.


B: Arthur Thompson Bob Bird Will Stuckey (vc)
HB: Henry McShane (c) Ernie Walton Bill McNamara
C: Bobadil Hooper Bill Casey Charlie Curtis
HF: Dan Lanigan Peter Williams Dick Walker
F: Pat Considine Bill Churchyard Wally O'Cock
Ruck: Len Morrison George Young Billy Monagle
No Coach: No coach and the captain directed the side


In: H.McShane, C.Curtis, D.Walker, G.Young, A.Thompson
Out: T.Sweetman, B.Walsh, B.Sharkey, J.Archer, A.Hearnden


Debut: Arthur Thompson
Debut (Carlton): Dick Walker
First game as Captain: Henry McShane


"The Carlton team elected H. McShane captain, in place of Walton, resigned, at a meeting last night. Stuckey was also a candidate, and the voting was 12 for McShane and 9 for Stuckey.
The election holds good only till the end of the first round."
(Herald Friday June 02 p3)


The Herald Friday June 02 published a list of 28 Carlton players from which the team was selected.
Archer, Bird, Casey, Considine, Churchyard, Cowell, Dohrman, Gorsuch, Hearnden, Hooper, Lanigan, Morrison, Monagle, McShane, McNamara, O'Cock, Sweatmen, Stuckey, Sharkey, Thompson, Walton, Walker, Wilson, Williams, Manchester, Young, Curtis, Roberts.

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