Carlton lost to Essendon by 5 points at Princes Park.

Round 5, 1900

Carlton 0.1 1 1.3 9 1.4 10 2.6 18
Essendon 2.2 14 2.3 15 2.5 17 3.5 23
Venue: Princes Park
Date: Saturday 26 May 1900
Result: Loss by 5 Points
Goalkickers: J.Sullivan 2.
Umpire: Gibson

Game Review

After 4 rounds, the Blues were in unfamiliar territory - sitting fourth on the ladder behind undefeated Geelong, Essendon and Fitzroy, albeit with a far inferior percentage to the top three. Therefore, this match against Essendon at the East Melbourne Cricket Ground shaped as a real test of the Blues’ improvement.

In slippery conditions, however, skill took a back seat to determination and the game was an arm-wrestle. There was 7 points in it at three-quarter time, and while the Blues outscored the home side by kicking 1.2 in the last term, the Same Old managed a vital major and hung on to win by 5 points.

"Gibson, though pleasing both sides, was insulted and abused by the so-called local "supporters."
(Jack Worrall, The Referee, May 30)

At the end of this round Carlton were in 6th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 66.4.

You may have noticed that the Round orders in this year appear slightly out of order. Please click here to find out why.


B: Bill Sharkey Arthur Thompson Bill Casey
HB: Bill Strickland Bill McNamara Henry McShane
C: Charlie Roland Wally Powell Harry Rigby
HF: Fred Elliott Joe Sullivan Charlie Curtis
F: Joe Marr Peter Campbell Bill Lewis
Ruck: Len Morrison (acting capt.) Bobby Walsh Pat Considine
No Coach: No coach and the captain directed the side


In: P.Campbell, J.Marr, B.Strickland
Out: E.Walton, B.Stuckey, G.O'Dwyer


Debuts: Joe Marr and Peter Campbell
Debut and Only Game: Bill Strickland

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