1889 Charity Games

April 27
Carlton played South Melbourne at the East Melbourne C. G.
The two clubs were requested to play this match for charity, at short notice.
All proceeds of this match to be donated to the employees of the Bijou Theatre which was destroyed by fire last Monday.
The East Melbourne Club and the Victorian Military Band donated their services.
Entrance fees for this game up from the usual 6d.(5c) to 1 shilling. (10c)
£330 raised. ($660)
Crowd; 7,000.
A number of players from each side were absent.
Weather fine, Carlton kicked to the Wellington Parade end.
The Blues' forwards were off target, and cost them the match.
Roberts played.
Carlton team; (23 named)
Batters, Berry, Butler, Crapp, Carroll, Dawson, Fox, Green, Gellatly, Hutchison, Keane, Leydin (Capt.), Moloney, McKechnie, McInerney, McCarthy, O'Connor, Sutton, Strickland, Wall, Waldron, Watling, G. White.
Umpire; J. J. Trait.
Carlton lost;
Carl. 0.2 0.6 2.12 2.14
S.M. 0.1 1.4 1.4 3.5
Goals; G. White, Keane.
Best; Watling, Butler, Roberts, Sutton, O'Connor, White.
Players mentioned; (17) Batters, Crapp, McCarthy, Waldron, Watling, Roberts, Sutton, O'Connor, G. White, Green, Strickland, McInerney, McKechnie, Keane, Leydin, Butler, Carroll.

August 17
A charity match was played between past Geelong and Carlton players at Geelong Oval to raise money for the local hospital.
Crowd; 500-600
Geelong entertained the Blues at the Victoria Hotel after the game.
J. "Our Own Jack" Donovan captained the Carlton side, and A. Austin, for Geelong.
Carlton team; (25 named)
Bracken, J. A. Clark, A. Coventry, Charlie Donovan, Jack A. Donovan, R. Donaldson, R. H. Frayne, F. Gunn, J. Gardiner, P. Hughes, F. Johnston, Jimmy Lewis, J. Melville, B. Murphy, Tom/Tim? McInerney, F. McIntosh, W. Newing, Wally Robertson, F. Spear, W. Williams, H. Guy, George Robertson, C. Letcher, Lanty O'Brien, S. T. (Tom)/T. S. Marshall.
Umpire; A. Lewis/Lowe
Carlton lost;
Carl. 0.0 0.2 1.2 2.2
Geel. 1.3 3.3 3.8 4.10
Goals; Johnson, Letcher.

September 7
Carlton played South Melbourne at the South Melbourne C. G.
Warmest day this season.
Proceeds donated to the striking London U.K. dock labourers.
S.M.C.C. donated £50.
McKechnie injured his ankle at training and did not play.
Leydin won the toss and elected to kick to the lake end goal.
The Blues were fresher and scored the first goal of the final quarter with South tiring.
The wind had blown all day across the ground to the wings.
With 20 minutes to go, the Southerners "deliberately" kept the ball on the wing and kicked the ball out of bounds to waste time.
The worst feature of the match was when Watling was taking his place kick within very easy range of goal. Watling would have equalised the score with the goal.
Just as he was about to take his kick a South Melbourne player jumped into Watling's back with his knees which prevented Watling from scoring.
See The Adelaide Advertiser report of this game below.
Crowd; 25,000.
Carlton team; (23 named)
Batters, Bailey, Brooks, Crapp, Currie, Coulson, Green, Gellatly, Hutchison, Keane, Leydin, Lorraine, Moloney, McKechnie, McCarthy, McKenzie, O'Connor, Roberts, Sutton, Williams, Waldron, White, Watling.
Gellatly, McKechnie, and Waldron did not play.
Umpire; T. Thewlis
Carlton lost;
Carl. 2.1 2.1 3.1 4.3
S.M. 3.2 3.8 4.10 5.11
Goals; Green 2, Watling, White.
Best; McKenzie, Keane, Bailey, Watling.
Players mentioned; (19) Batters, Currie, McInerney, O'Connor, Green, Hutchison, Sutton, Roberts, White, Moloney, Crapp, Leydin, Lorraine, Brooks, Watling, Keane, Bailey, McKenzie, Coulson.
Other player; (1) McCarthy.
V.F.A. ladder; Carlton third.
Played 17 Won 12 Lost 5 Drawn 0 Goals For 84 Against 55 Points 48

September 14
Carlton played Melbourne at the Friendly Societies Ground, East Melbourne.
Melbourne F.C. had financially fallen on hard times and the Blues donated £25 ($50) plus the gate takings to help out it's old pioneer rival.
The Blues kicked to the southern end goal.
They were playing a losing game, but rallied in the final quarter.
Carlton team; (23 named)
Batters, Bailey, Brooks, Crapp, Currie, Coulson, Green, Gellatly, Hutchison, Keane, Leydin, Lorraine, Moloney, McInerney, McCarthy, McKenzie, O'Connor, Roberts, Sutton, Williams, Waldron, White, Watling.
Umpire; P.H. Roy.
Carlton won;
Carl. 1.2 2- 2.4 6.8
Melb. 3.2 3- 3.3 5.6
(Half time report says Carlton were one goal behind Melbourne.)
No players or goal scorers mentioned.
V.F.A. ladder; Carlton second.
Played 18 Won 13 Lost 5 Drawn 0 Goals for 90 Against 60 Points 52

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