|Venue: Brunswick Street Oval||Date: Saturday July 21, 1917|
|Result: Win by 14 points||Umpire:||Crowd: 5,000|
|Goalkickers: V.Gardiner 2, E.Carter 1, P.Daykin 1, M.Dunn 1, C.Hammond 1, H.Haughton 1, J.Shortill 1.|
|Best: C.Hammond, W.Dunn, P.Daykin, C.Fisher, R.McGregor, P.O'Brien|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewCarlton continued their run of good form with their 4th win in a row, maintaining their hold over second spot.
"In the presence of about 5,000 people these teams played a very even first quarter. Each got across their adversaries goal line five times, but the shooting favored Fitzroy, and gave them 20 points to 15.
In the second term a hot fight went unrewarded for a long time, but ultimately Carlton won position and the full points twice in rapid succession. This gave them a 6 point lead at half-time, but the 'Roys made up the leeway later, and interest became intense as the sides battled through the third term with scores exactly level. Carlton were then fighting against a stiff breeze, but this did not hinder Gardiner from raising both flags over a range of some 50 yards. The term bought Fitzroy one goal, mated with no fewer than 7 behinds.
Hence the Blues were ahead at the last change, and there they remained by raising 2-5 to 1-2, but the issue was in doubt within five minutes of time, when only 3 points separted the scores. Fitzroy had chances even at this late hour, but the marksmanship was faultly, whereas Carlton got a shot right home and confirmed their victory, although goal crossings were against them by 20 to 19.
Hammond, Dunn, Daykin, Fisher, McGregor, and O'Brien were capable Blues."
(Weekly Times July 28 p22)
"O'Brien again played wonderfully well for the winners being specially prominent in the first and final terms, although at no period of the game was he quiet. His high-marking and his strong, determined rushes were of immense value to his side. He is just now in great form.
Daykin was once more to the fore, playing cool and serviceable football in every position. He has a marvellous gift of anticipation - it cannot always be luck - and when he gets possession he rarely fails to make good use of the ball.
Hammond did well, especially when back in his old position. In his best days -1906-07- he was invaluable to Carlton in this position, as well as following, and his work on Saturday proves that he has not yet forgotten how to play a defensive game.
Haughton was good and serviceable wherever placed.
Canet and Dunn, on the wings, did a lot of valuable work and more than held their own with their opponents.
Fisher was a reliable forward, using good judgment, kicking grandly and passing accurately.
Downes was a clever rover, but his questionable tactics, unless eliminated, will yet land him into trouble. Lear was solid and safe in defence.
Shortell marked in great style, and his kicking was also an improvement on former efforts; while Brown (back) and McGregor (centre) were useful players."
(Winner July 25 1917, p9)
At the end of this round Carlton were in 2nd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 107.3.
|B:||14 Ern Carter||8 Mort Keily||6 Steve Leehane|
|HB:||16 Darcy Lear||10 Paddy O'Brien||9 Ted Brown|
|C:||21 William Dunn||11 Rod McGregor (acting capt.)||12 Charlie Canet|
|HF:||7 Charlie Fisher||23 Joe Shortill||2 Percy Daykin|
|F:||29 Horrie White||13 Vin Gardiner||28 Lyle Downs|
|Ruck:||19 Charlie Hammond||5 Harry Haughton||26 Willis Hardy|
MilestonesDebut: Horrie White
Last Game: Willis Hardy
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