Carlton lost to Geelong by 23 points at Princes Park.

Round 17, 1913

Carlton 3.3 21 3.7 25 5.9 39 6.10 46
Geelong 0.3 3 4.5 29 6.10 46 9.15 69
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday August 23, 1913
Result: Loss by 23 points Umpire: Noseda Crowd:
Goalkickers: J.Wells 2, A.Baud 1, G.Bruce 1, V.Gardiner 1, H.Haughton 1.
Best: G.Green, A.Baud, G.Bruce, E.Jamieson, A.McDonald, B.Dick, J.Bacquie, V.Valentine, G.Challis, A.Williamson (till injured)
Reports: Injuries: A.Williamson (broken collarbone) left the field at halftime.W.Dick received a severe knock early in the game.

Game Review

Good conditions for football, the wind slightly favouring the grandstand end with the Blues kicking to the Lygon Street end in the first quarter.
In a game notable for the retirement of two early Carlton greats in George Bruce and Jim Marchbank, as well as two other good contributors in Andy McDonald and Jack Baquie, Carlton waved goodbye to the finals after losing to Geelong by 23 points on our home turf. With one game to go in the home and away rounds, the Blues were six points behind fourth-placed St Kilda, and it was time to start planning for next year.

Alf Williamson

"During the second quarter of the game between Carlton and Geelong, Williamson, the Carlton follower, came down in crowd. He played on till the interval. He was then examined by Dr. Strahan, and it was found that he had broken his left collarbone. Carlton, therefore played a man short during the second half." (Bendigo Advertiser August 25)

19th Man?

" Without detracting from the merits of Geelong's victory, which was gained by an exhibition of brilliance such as Geelong usually forget to pack in their trunks when travelling from the Pivot, it was distinctly unfortunate for Carlton, and the question looms large as to an alteration in the rules whereby the side possessing the player injured in a game should not be penalised by his absence." (Punch August 28 p43)

At the end of this round Carlton were in 5th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 103.2.


B: 22 Alf Williamson 15 Ernie Jamieson 21 Andy O'Donnell
HB: 4 Andy McDonald 14 Billy Dick 2 Jim Marchbank (vc)
C: 8 Tom Clancy 17 Gordon Green 12 George Challis
HF: 11 Jack Baquie 20 Jack Wells (cc) 25 Alf Baud
F: 7 Richard Moran 13 Vin Gardiner 3 George Bruce
Ruck: 5 Harry Haughton 10 Paddy O'Brien 6 Viv Valentine
Coach: Jack Wells


100 Carlton Games: Vin Gardiner
Last games: Jim Marchbank, George Bruce, Andy O'Donnell and Jack Baquie

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