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In Carlton's 300th VFL game they defeated Richmond by 6 points at Punt Road Oval.

Round 7, 1913

Carlton 2.1 13 4.5 29 7.7 49 10.7 67
Richmond 1.5 11 4.7 31 7.10 52 8.13 61
Venue: Punt Road Oval Date: Saturday June 7, 1913
Result: Win by 6 points Umpire: A.Nordern Crowd: 11,000
Goalkickers: G.Bruce 3, A.Baud 1, B.Dick 1, V.Gardiner 1, G.Green 1, H.Haughton 1, J.Wells 1, A.Williamson 1.
Best: V.Valentine, J.Baquie, G.Bruce, E.Jamieson, G.Challis, H.Haughton, B.Dick, J.Wells, A.Baud.
Reports: J.Wells reported by Umpire Nordern and Steward F.Drohan for striking L.Oliver. Found guilty, 7 weeks suspension. Injuries: P.O'Brien (broken collar bone) left the ground at three quarter time. B.Dick (shoulder), J.Baquie (leg), A.O'Donnell (badly sprained ankle), H.Haughton (knee & ankle)












Game Review

A fast, even game throughout with the Blues' fitness telling out in the final term. The game ended in the gloom with players being indistinguishable from each other.

The Age; "It does seem strange that just at this time of the year the public are not allowed to take an intelligent interest in the last quarter of a finely contested game. What with starting late, an exaggerated half time interval, and "time off," it becomes so dark that the players cannot possibly do themselves justice, nor can the steward be expected to detect any flagrant breach of the rules."

The Football Record (Round 9 1913 issue) reporting on Paddy O'Brien & Billy Dick; "When P.O'Brien was injured in the Carlton-Richmond match the doctor who saw him ordered that he should not return to the field. But O'Brien would not follow the advice. "I can't use my arm very well, I know," he said, "but I think I can mark and kick. And at any rate I can prevent some of the Richmond fellows doing much. And out he went." "Billy Dick's injured shoulder did not deter him at Richmond. He insisted on continuing to play, and, marking the ball on his chest, he was given an opportunity of scoring. The shot was true, and a sixer was registered. It was practically the winner."

The Blues only just managed to hold off the lowly Richmond in this Round 7 away game. Behind at the last change, the Blues scored 3 goals to Richmond's 1 to take the points and move into 3rd spot.

This was Carlton's 300th League game. For a summary of Carlton's third 100 League games, click here.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 3rd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 119.4.

Team

B: 18 Frank Triplett 15 Ernie Jamieson 23 Alex Barningham
HB: 21 Andy O'Donnell 14 Billy Dick 11 Jack Baquie
C: 8 Tom Clancy 17 Gordon Green 12 George Challis
HF: 22 Alf Williamson 1 Jack Wells (cc) 25 Alf Baud
F: 7 Richard Moran 13 Vin Gardiner 3 George Bruce
Ruck: 5 Harry Haughton 10 Paddy O'Brien 6 Viv Valentine
Coach: Jack Wells


Milestone

Club Milestone: 300th League Game
Interesting Fact: This was the first of two consecutive away wins against this opponent at exactly the same margin, a feat we've managed 6 times in our entire VFL to AFL history.


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