Carlton lost to Geelong by 30 points at Corio Oval.

Round 9, 1899

Carlton 2.2 14 2.2 14 4.2 26 5.3 33
Geelong 2.1 13 8.3 51 8.5 53 9.9 63
Venue: Corio Oval
Date: Saturday 8 July 1899
Result: Loss by 30 Points
Goalkickers: G.Cowell 1, B.McNamara 1, D.Walker 1, H.McShane 1, H.Lewis 1.
Umpire: Hood

Game Review

This game was noteworthy for the fact that two key Blues in Len Morrison and Pat Considine, due to join their team-mates at North Melbourne station, watched helplessly as the train sailed past without any sign of slowing down!

Even so, Carlton matched the strong Pivotonian line-up early, before being smashed in the second quarter. An even second half followed, but the Blues never really threatened an upset.

Still, a return of five goals was the best thus far in a very low-scoring season for the Princes Park push.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 7th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 45.2.


B: Bill Sharkey Arthur Thompson Bobby Walsh
HB: Will Stuckey (vc) Ernie Walton Peter Williams
C: Bobadil Hooper Henry McShane (c) Bill Casey
HF: Bob Bird Bill McNamara Dick Walker
F: Wally O'Cock George Cowell Harry Lewis
Ruck: Dan Lanigan George Young Billy Monagle
No Coach: No coach and the captain directed the side


In: B.Walsh, G.Young
Out: P.Considine, L.Morrison


The Herald Friday July 14 said;
"The Carlton chorus of 1887, 'Cheer Boys, Cheer,' has been revived and floated over easy-going Geelong last week."

From The Age, 10th July 1899.

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