Carlton defeated South Melbourne by 17 points in a rough and ready clash at Princes Park. Blue George Topping copped a 35-week suspension for striking!

Round 4, 1910

Carlton 0.3 3 1.5 11 4.11 35 6.13 49
South Melbourne 0.5 5 1.6 12 2.7 19 4.8 32
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday May 28, 1910
Result: Won by 17 points Umpire: 'Lardie' Tulloch Crowd: 20,000 (approx.)
Goalkickers: A.McDonald 3, G.Topping 2, A.Lang 1.
Reports: G.Topping (Carlton - striking. Suspended for 35 matches). Dick Casey (SM - striking. Suspended for 16 matches). Injuries:

Game Review

show_image.php?id=15623This game is perhaps most memorable for the suspension of Blue George Topping for a whopping 35 games for striking South’s Bert Streckfuss. While serving his suspension, George acted as a field umpire in three VFL games, as well as some others in the VFA. Dick Casey of South Melbourne was also found guilty of striking Jim Marchbank and suspended for 16 games.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 1st spot on the ladder with a percentage of 173.0.

Disgraceful Ruffianism
This football season has been the roughest yet, and violent incidents on and off the field are causing concern to football administration and even the Government. Perhaps the worst display occurred at the South Melbourne and Carlton match, when the game degenerated into a series of scrimmages, notwithstanding Carlton's win by 17 points. The worst incident occurred towards the end of the game when George Topping of Carlton felled Albet Streckfuss. People from the crowd surged over the fence and milled around and jostled around the felled player, while Andy McDonald picked up the ball and kicked Carlton's sixth goal. Topping has been disqualified for two seasons over the incident. - 100 Years of Australian Rules Football.

To read the Singleton Argus (NSW) report of this incident, click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article76914810


B: Norman Clark Doug Gillespie Dick Harris
HB: Bill Goddard Percy Sheehan Arthur Ford
C: Tom Clancy Rod McGregor George Bruce
HF: Jack Baquie Jim Marchbank Martin Gotz
F: Alex Barningham George Topping Andy McDonald
Ruck: Fred Elliott (cc) Jack Wells Alex Lang
Coach: Fred Elliott


In: N.Clark
Out: L.Batty

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