|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday July 7, 1906|
|Result: Won by 24 points||Umpire:||Crowd:|
|Goalkickers: M.Grace 3, F.Elliott 2, D.Harris 1.|
Game ReviewOnly a small crowd turned up at Princes Park on this Saturday afternoon, to see the Blues rack up their eighth win of the season against St Kilda. Carlton led at every change and won easing down by 24 points. Remarkably, the League’s leading goal-kicker Frank Caine had a dirty day, and didn’t add to his total of 24 majors. Mick Grace led the scoring for the Blues with three goals, taking his tally to 23 – but both were overtaken by Norm Yeo of Essendon, who also notched three in the Same Old’s easy victory over Geelong to take his score to 25.
Approaching the half-way point of the season, Carlton retained top place on the ladder, one win and percentage ahead of Essendon, Collingwood and Fitzroy. South Melbourne and Geelong were next, but two wins adrift.
"Carlton played a very even team. Jinks, from Bendigo, proved a star. His ruck work was classy, and in the last quarter drove back the foe like chaff before the gale. 'Hackenschimdt' Clark was like a rabbit-proof fence guarding the citadel. This cheerful, bouncing mass of muscularity was all there when wanted to the last ounce. Charley Hammond, who looks strong enough to juggle elephants, hurled himself all over the paddock with boyish glee. The Blues' centre line held its reputation. Bruce, McGregor, and Kennedy - they are a light enough trio, but they take passing. 'Wee' is a player who could hardly make a bloomer if he tried. A man of his judgment would be useful in the Brunswick Council. Kennedy has reached his top this year. For the last six weeks he has been as dazzling as a row of Chinese lanterns with candles in them. Geordie Bruce is cool. He likes to put the sphere on the ground and have a yarn with the man who is chasing it. When his opponent approaches he shifts his ground in three different directions at once. Geordie has only one fault; he bashes the orb too often into the perpendiculars. He never spares the point. Michael Grace cor-uscated all through the fray, marked, passed, and tapped cleverly, and notched a trio of sixers. 'Bongo' Lang roved like a comet, but usually got to a definate spot. Sylvanite has not yet returned from the mines. They say he'll appear in full lime-light in the last act. Elliott, the war-horse of the team, galloped all day, and never seemed to feel it. He would make a boshter Overlander. He could drive the spheriod from Wilson's Promontory to the Gulf without changing his hat."
(Melbourne Punch July 12 p35)
At the end of this round Carlton were in 1st spot on the ladder with a percentage of 155.7.
|B:||Norman Clark||Doug Gillespie||Bill Grant|
|HB:||Harvey Gibson||Jim Flynn (c)||Charlie Hammond|
|C:||Ted Kennedy||Rod McGregor||George Bruce (vc)|
|HF:||Alex Lang||Mick Grace||Dick Harris|
|F:||Les Beck||Frank Caine||Albert Bickford|
|Ruck:||Fred Jinks||Fred Elliott||Archie Snell|
ChangesIn: C.Hammond, B.Grant, A.Bickford, H.Gibson
Out: G.Topping, G.Johnson, J.Hammond, A.Kennedy
MilestonesDebut: Albert Bickford
Debut and only game: Harvey Gibson
Last game: Bill Grant
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