Carlton's 15th consecutive win came against Melbourne, by 32 points at Princes Park.

Round 11, 1908

Carlton 1.2 8 3.6 24 4.10 34 8.15 63
Melbourne 0.2 2 1.4 10 3.5 23 4.7 31
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday July 4, 1908
Result: Won by 32 points Umpire: Crowd:
Goalkickers: F.Caine 3, V.Gardiner 2, A.Ingleman 1, E.Kelly 1, A.Lang 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

Playing at home, Carlton defeated lowly Melbourne by five goals in this Saturday afternoon, but Blues coach Jack Worrall wasn’t happy. Why? Because the goal-kicking yips that had plagued his side the previous year had reappeared. A stickler for the basics of the game, Worrall believed that his team should have kicked 15.8 instead of 8.15, and let his charges know it.

In similar fashion to the previous week, the Blues matched the Redlegs throughout the first half, then shifted up a gear and roared home to a 15th successive victory since defeating Essendon in August of the previous year. Carlton forwards Gardiner and Caine kicked five goals between them, as the undefeated Blues’ percentage jumped to a massive 184.62.

In other significant developments in this round, Essendon was beaten by St Kilda, and South Melbourne just scraped home against wooden spoon favourites Geelong. Essendon was now two wins behind Carlton at the top of the ladder, with St Kilda and South Melbourne another two wins away in third and fourth.


B: Norman Clark Dave Gillespie Frank H Williams
HB: Martin Gotz Billy Payne Les Beck
C: Ted Kennedy Rod McGregor George Bruce
HF: Alex Lang Frank Caine Alby Ingleman
F: Doug Gillespie Vin Gardiner Ernie Kelly
Ruck: George S Johnson Charlie Hammond Fred Elliott (c)
Coach: Jack Worrall


In: F.Williams, D.Gillespie
Out: J.Marchbank (leg), F.Jinks


Score Records: This was Carlton's 15th consecutive win - setting a record that would stand for almost 80 years.


Last Game: Dave Gillespie
Brother of star full-back Doug Gillespie, Dave was to give his life for his country in World War 1.

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