|Venue: Junction Oval||Date: Saturday May 17, 1902|
|Result: Won by 8 points||Umpire: Devine||Crowd:|
|Goalkickers: H.Crisfield 1, J.Gardiner 1, J.McShane 1, A.Snell 1.|
Despite eight changes – or perhaps because of them - the battling Blues broke their humiliating record losing sequence of 14 games at last, against the equally under-performing St Kilda at the Junction Oval.
St Kilda managed more shots at goal, but kicked 0.4 to Carlton’s 2.2 in the last quarter and handed Jack Worrall his historic first win as coach.
Carlton’s 14 successive losses prior to this game – stretching from round 6, 1901 to round 2, 1902, is an unwelcome record that still stands.
"What, to most critics, made the display seem a poor one was the apparent desire of each individual performer to win the match by himself. Both teams are capable of doing immeasurably better than they did on this occasion. Only in the Carlton ruck was there a semblance of system, and even that semblance disappeared during the time the veteran, Jo. McShane, was off the ball. It was the ex-Geelongite who won the match for Carlton, and his most deserving comrades were Snell, H. McShane, Rigby, McNamara, Watson, Walton, Chrisfield, and Todd."
(Australasian, May 24, p21)
After this win, Carlton moved up to 7th on the ladder, with a percentage of 49.4.
|B:||Frank Field||Charlie Maplestone||Tom Watson|
|HB:||Bill McNamara (acting capt.)||Ernie Walton||Paddy Leahy|
|C:||Harry Rigby||Henry McShane||Rob Dashwood|
|HF:||Henry Crisfield||Charlie Tough||Alex Barlow|
|F:||Tom Fox||Jack Todd||Jack Gardiner|
|Ruck:||Joe McShane||Bobby Walsh||Archie Snell|
Out : P.Noonan, L.Morrison, C.Roland, J.Sullivan, H.Pye, H.Powell, J. McFarlane, G.Wickens
Charlie Tough, Tom Fox, Rob Dashwood
Debut (Carlton) : Paddy Leahy
Last Game : Jack Gardiner and Jack Todd
Score Records : This win ended a record 14-game losing streak for Carlton
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