|Venue: MCG||Date: Saturday September 16, 1911|
|Result: Lost by 21 points||Umpire: J.Elder||Crowd: 40,669|
|Goalkickers: V.Gardiner 3, B.Dick 1, A.McDonald 1, V.Valentine 1.|
|Best: V.Valentine, G.Bruce, R.McGregor, T.Clancy, N.Clark, B.Dick, J.Wells, A.Wilson, A.McDonald, D.Harris, B.Payne.|
Game ReviewEssendon were now coached by ex-Carlton Coach Jack Worrall, who had led the Blues to three premierships between 1906 and 1908. While Carlton were in the lead all day until three quarter time, the Bombers kicked away in the last quarter scoring 5 goals to 1 to end Carlton's season. Essendon would go on to beat Collingwood in the Grand Final.
This match in notable as it was the first League game played in Victoria in which players wore numbers. Vin Gardiner, wearing No.13 became the first player to kick a goal whilst wearing a number during a match.
Note: Numbers were experimented with in the VFA days of the 1800's.
|B:||5 Dick Harris||6 Ernie Jamieson||19 Tommy Hughes|
|HB:||3 Norman Clark||2 Billy Payne (vc)||4 Arthur Ford|
|C:||9 Tom Clancy||8 Rod McGregor||7 George Bruce|
|HF:||10 Jim Marchbank||11 Billy Dick||12 Martin Gotz|
|F:||16 Jack Wells||13 Vin Gardiner||18 Andy McDonald|
|Ruck:||15 Archie Wilson||1 Fred Elliott (cc)||17 Viv Valentine|
MilestonesLast game: Fred Elliott, Dick Harris and Tommy Hughes
Footy Fact: This match in notable as it was the first League game played in Victoria that players wore numbers.
Round 18 | 1912