Carlton lost to South Melbourne by 55 points at the Lakeside Oval.

Round 1, 1899

Carlton 0.0 0 0.2 2 0.3 3 2.6 18
South Melbourne 2.3 15 4.7 31 7.13 55 10.13 73
Venue: Lakeside Oval
Date: Saturday 13 May 1899
Result: Loss by 55 Points
Crowd: Unknown, said to be a record.
Goalkickers: G.Cowell 1, C.Curtis 1.
Umpire: McCoy

Game Review

Pat Considine and then Joe Archer scored the two behinds in the second quarter.
For Carlton, this was a very disappointing start to the first season of 18-a-side football. With only three points on the board after three quarters, the Blues risked recording a new lowest score. Fortunately, majors to George Cowell and Charlie Curtis in the last quarter gave the Blues some respectability.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 6th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 24.7.

At right; from The Age, 15th May 1899.


B: Bill Sharkey Charlie Sweatman Will Stuckey
HB: Bill Casey Ernie Walton (c) Bill McNamara
C: John Hooper Henry McShane (vc) Charlie Curtis
HF: Alf Hearnden Joe Archer George Young
F: Pat Considine George Cowell Henry Allender
Ruck: Len Morrison Bobby Walsh Billy Monagle
No Coach: No coach and the captain directed the side


In: H.McShane, G.Cowell, H.Allender, J.Archer, A.Hearnden, B.Hooper, B.McNamara, B.Monagle, B.Stuckey
Out: H.Dunne, W.O'Cock, J.Reekie, P.Williams, J.Pender, G.Warde, H.Dohrmann, M.Donaghy, D.Stewart, L.Vernon, J.Douglas


Debut: Joe Archer, Alf Hearnden, John Hooper, Bill McNamara, Billy Monagle, Will Stuckey
Debut (Carlton): George Cowell and Henry McShane
Debut and Only Game: Henry Allender


The Herald Friday May 12 listed 29 players from which the team was selected.
The players were to meet at the Layabout Club Room Lygon Street at 2pm sharp, or at the Sports Depot at 2.15 pm.
Allender, Archer, Bird, Brennan, Casey, Considine, Cowell, Curtis, Dohrman, Gorsuch, Hooper, Hearnden, Irvine, Manchester, Morrison, Monagle, McShane, McNamara, McSpeerin, O'Cock, Roberts, Sharkey, Stuckey, Sweatman, Thompson, Walton, Walsh, P. Williams, Young,

1899 | Round 2
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