|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday July 11, 1914|
|Result: Won by 20 points||Umpire: Lane||Crowd: 25,000|
|Goalkickers: C.Fisher 3, B.Cook 2, V.Gardiner 1, G.Green 1, C.Hammond 1, H.Haughton 1, S.McKenzie 1, A.Sharp 1.|
|Best: H.Haughton, R.McGregor, T.Brown, G.Green, G.Calwell, E.Jamieson, C.Fisher, B.Cook, S.McKenzie, A.Baud, B.Dick|
Game ReviewBoth teams overcame a strong, gusty northerly wind which generally mars most football games. The teams put on a game of great skill, with the highlight being outstanding marking and kicking despite the conditions. An even game up until half time, then the Blues playing devasting football out played the Southerners. Carlton scored a goal right after the start of the third term to regain the lead through Haughton. Cook then added the sixth goal, South counter attacked but Jamieson, cool in defence, stood in their way. Fisher soccered another goal and the Blues' fans were delirious. Hammond scored the Blues eighth goal to lead by 18 points at the last break.
Sharpe scored a goal to to increase the margin to 24 points. South replied with two quick goals. "Gardiner, however clinched matters by scoring a goal, a magnificent place kick, and with only ten minutes to play Carlton led by 3 clear goals - 10.12 to 8.6," but South scored another goal. Valentine soccered a goal almost on the goal line, as the Dark Blue fans cheered the sealer.
McGregor was carried shoulder high to the dressing rooms. "McGregor played his brainy, helpful game in the centre, and although a veteran in service, one doubts if he has a superior in his position at the present day." "I heard one enthusiastic supporter characterise little Green as a "bonza," and whether roving or forward, his work was super-saturated with cleverness. It is simply marvellous the way a man of his weight and height marks in the crush." (Leader July 18)
"South started strongly, and ten seconds after the first whistle Morgan had scored. Repeatedly they strormed the citadel, only to find Jamieson and Baud in their very best form; whilst Sharpe, McGregor, Fisher and Haughton were battling for dear life."
"In the second act, too, South had complete control."
"At half time South led 5.4 to 4.6. But, oh! what a difference in the morning! Up to half time the blues were working hard to hold off the invaders, and McGregor alone seemed to have a complete pull over Mullaly. In the second half, however, it seemed as if the blues had been previously performing the Rip Van Winkle act, for now they dashed into the attack like a fighter who knows that nothing can save him but a knock-out. They had South hugging the ropes. Adding 4.6 themselves, they tied their opponents down to a pair of singles.
The final stunt was somewhat similar. Certainly South added three of the best, but the blues had them performing the musical chair act. It was a remarkable reversal of form, and disappointed their admirers, for both in defence and attack they were too weak to reply.
McGregor, already mentioned as trumping all Mullaly's tricks, was a top-notcher throughout the tourney, and is going better as the season progresses. Haughton and Jamieson were a little behind wee Mac in order of merit.
Fisher, Hammond, Cook, and Dick were a quartette who went solidly throughout and never failed to please; whilst McKenzie, in the second half, was dazzling,, and Sharpe was often before the footlights."
(Melbourne Punch July 16 p44)
At the end of this round Carlton were in 3rd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 126.4.
|B:||4 Andy McDonald||15 Ernie Jamieson||3 Percy Daykin|
|HB:||25 Alf Baud||1 Billy Dick (c)||26 George Calwell|
|C:||20 George Challis||19 Rod McGregor||2 Ted Brown|
|HF:||6 Viv Valentine||22 Bill Cook||Stan McKenzie|
|F:||17 Gordon Green||13 Vin Gardiner||21 Charlie Fisher|
|Ruck:||5 Harry Haughton (vc)||21 Charlie Hammond||12 Athol Sharp|
Round 12 | Round 14