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Carlton defeated University by 21 points at the MCG in a match that saw a Carlton player charged with assault.

Round 4, 1911

Carlton 1.2 8 3.5 23 5.8 38 9.11 65
University 3.2 20 5.4 34 6.5 41 6.8 44
Venue: MCG Date: Saturday May 20, 1911
Result: Won by 21 points Umpire: Crowd: 2,664
Goalkickers: M.Gotz 2, A.McDonald 2, F.Elliott 1, V.Gardiner 1, R.Johnson 1, J.Marchbank 1, V.Valentine 1.
Reports: Injuries:











Game Review

A very bad day for football and a particularly embarrassing one for Carlton.

The Students led Carlton through the first half before one of their players, Vic Trood, was felled. He was carried unconsious from the ground and grave fears were held for his health. Suspicion centred on two Carlton players Martin Gotz and Alex Barningham. Gotz was charged with assault and found guilty, being fined 10 pounds. He was cleared after an appeal.

University threatened to boycott the return game in Round 13 unless certain Carlton players were left out of the Blues side. Carlton announced they would decide who was to represent the club without any input from outside and they would happily accept a forfeit.

A sick and sorry Trood was quoted a few days after the match as saying "I have no idea what struck me, but it could have been a cable tram".

At the end of this round Carlton were in 5th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 109.5.

Brutal Football

The Riverine Herald Echuca carried this report of the Trood incident.
To read click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article114921432

Team


B: Dick Harris Ernie Jamieson Fred Elliott (cc)
HB: Norman Clark Billy Payne (vc) Harry Matheson
C: Tom Clancy Rod McGregor George Bruce
HF: Roy Johnson Jim Marchbank Martin Gotz
F: Herbert Cock Vin Gardiner Andy McDonald
Ruck: Alex Barningham Jack Wells Viv Valentine
Coach: Fred Elliott


Milestones

100 Games: Norman Clark
Debut: Herbert Cock


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