Round 14, 1908         The Blues got home by 11 points over Fitzroy at the Brunswick Street Oval.

Round 14, 1908

Carlton 2.4 16 2.5 17 5.7 37 6.8 44
Fitzroy 0.4 4 2.6 18 2.7 19 4.9 33
Venue: Brunswick Street Oval Date: Saturday July 25, 1908
Result: Won by 11 points Umpire: Crowd:
Goalkickers : V.Gardiner 4, H.Kelly 2.
Reports : Injuries:

Game Review

For the second week in a row, Carlton’s clever small forward Vin Gardiner booted four goals when the Navy Blues beat their traditional rivals Fitzroy by 11 points at the Brunswick St Oval. On a cold and wet Melbourne Saturday afternoon, the Blueboys honoured their captain Fred Elliott’s 100th game by snatching victory with a big third quarter. Fitzroy matched the ladder-leaders throughout an even first half, before visiting coach Jack Worrall made some astute positional changes and his team lifted for their 13th win in a remarkable season. Apart from Gardiner, Carlton was well-served by Elliott, Hammond, McGregor, Lang, Payne and Clark.

And just to make this victory a little sweeter, Collingwood all but guaranteed the Blues another minor premiership by knocking over second-placed Essendon at Victoria Park. In another round of surprise results, Melbourne forward Vin Coutie kicked 8 goals as the Redlegs skittled St Kilda, Geelong won just their second game of the year by beating Richmond, and University hung on to defeat a fast-finishing South Melbourne. The Navy Blues remained on top of the ladder with a percentage of 173.6, while the scrap over third and fourth ladder positions was now well and truly on between St Kilda, Melbourne, South Melbourne, Collingwood and University.


B: Norman Clark Doug Gillespie Les Beck
HB: Martin Gotz Billy Payne Fred Jinks (vc)
C: Ted Kennedy Rod McGregor George Bruce
HF: Alex Lang Harvey Kelly Andy Pattison
F: Bill Marchbank Frank Caine Vin Gardiner
Ruck: George S Johnson Charlie Hammond Fred Elliott (c)
Coach: Jack Worrall


In: H.Kelly
Out: G.Topping


100 Games: Fred Elliott
Last Game (Carlton): Bill Marchbank

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