|Venue: Victoria Park||Date: Saturday May 17, 1913|
|Result: Loss by 6 points||Umpire: Letcher||Crowd: 25,000|
|Goalkickers: A.Barningham 1, G.Bruce 1, A.McDonald 1, R.Moran 1, J.Wells 1.|
|Best: V.Valentine, G.Green, M.Gotz, J.Marchbank, R.Moran, A.Barningham, T.Clancy, P.O'Brien|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: A.McDonald (leg) moved to the forward line|
Game ReviewIn ideal playing conditions the home team was too systematic in the first quarter. Their passing and teamwork enabled them to gain a 13 point lead at the first break. After this setback, the Blues equalled Collingwood in all aspects of the game in the remaining quarters. However the first quarter deficit proved just too much to overcome.
"In the last quarter their supporters were thrown into a frenzy of jubilation for a moment, when, as a result of a splendid run down the grandstand wing, Wells secured the ball, and, kicking into a bunch of players in front of goal, McDonald snapped the ball, and with a flashing kick put it through the posts as he was tackled. The roar of gratification that went up was in a moment converted into a melody of groans of disappointment, for the umpire Letcher awarded Collingwood a free kick, and the two flags were not raised. That goal would have made the game a draw."
Carlton would suffer their first loss of 1913 at the hands of the ladder-leading Collingwood.
After 4 rounds, Carlton sat in 4th spot with a percentage of 116.0, they were 6 points off the Pies.
|B:||24 Martin Gotz||15 Ernie Jamieson||2 Jim Marchbank (vc)|
|HB:||4 Andy McDonald||14 Billy Dick||9 Paddy Mills|
|C:||18 Frank Triplett||17 Gordon Green||8 Tom Clancy|
|HF:||3 George Bruce||1 Jack Wells (cc)||12 George Challis|
|F:||19 Wally Gibbins||13 Vin Gardiner||7 Richard Moran|
|Ruck:||10 Paddy O'Brien||23 Alex Barningham||6 Viv Valentine|
Image: courtesy Carlton Football Club. Note: monogram back row second from left & the two 1890-1907 canvas lace-up jackets still being worn.
Back Row L-R; Ernie Jamieson, Alex Barningham, Wally Gibbins, Paddy Mills, Paddy O'Brien, Martin Gotz, George Challis, Tom Clancy.
Centre; Gordon Green, Billy Dick, Jack Wells (C.C.), Jim Marchbank (V.C.), Vin Gardiner, Richard Moran
Front; Andy McDonald, Viv Valentine, Frank Triplett, George Bruce
Round 3 | Round 5