Carlton defeated Essendon by 36 points at Princes Park, keeping the Dons scoreless to half time, and to their lowest-ever score against the Blues.

Round 10, 1903

Carlton 1.5 11 2.11 23 2.12 24 6.14 50
Essendon 0.0 0 0.0 0 1.2 8 2.2 14
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday July 4, 1903
Result: Won by 36 points Umpire: Crowd:
Goalkickers: F.Elliott 1, M.Grace 1, C.Roland 1, J.Sullivan 1, G.Topping 1, F.Webber 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

Carlton all but ended Essendon’s finals hopes with this emphatic victory at Princes Park. Despite missing many gettable shots at goal, the Blueboys were in total control of this match from the first bounce, and kept the Same Old scoreless for the entire first half.

Almost 110 years later, Essendon’s total of 2.2 still stands as their record lowest score against the Blues. With four matches remaining before the Sectionals, Carlton was entrenched in third place, and certain to be playing finals football for the first time in September.

And although he kicked just one goal in this game, Joe Sullivan’s progressive tally of 20 was now only one fewer than the League’s leading scorer, Ted Rowell of Collingwood.


B: Bob Jacobson Frank Hince Gordon Ross
HB: Fred Elliott Ernie Walton (vc) Albert Trim
C: George Bruce Arthur Ford Charlie Roland
HF: Henry McShane Mick Grace Fred Webber
F: Jim Opie George Topping Joe Sullivan
Ruck: Joe McShane (c) Billy Leeds Archie Snell
Coach: Jack Worrall


In : F.Hince, B.Jacobson
Out : F.Scott, A.Barlow


Last Game : Bob Jacobson
Score Records : This remains Essendon's lowest score against Carlton.

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