|Date:||Saturday 13 August 1898|
|Result:||Loss by 32 Points|
|Goalkickers:||G.Warde 2, H.Dunne 1.|
|Injuries:||B.Casey (wrenched knee) in third quarter|
Game ReviewOnce again, Fitzroy proved just too big and too good for Carlton in this game at Princes Park. Afterwards, Fitzroy sat third on the ladder behind Essendon and Collingwood, with a percentage of 110.7.
The Blues kicked with the wind and played well in the first term. Carlton should have been further ahead when Chic Breese standing on his own in the goal mouth tried to mark the ball which slipped through his fingers as it was going through for a goal. Fitzroy had only one shot at goal for the term and that went through for full points.
Now kicking with the wind the 'Roys quickly overhauled the Blues' score and held nearly a match winning lead at half time. The rest of the match was dominated by Fitzroy, and the game deteriorated with fighting not only between players on the ground but in the crowd amongst the barrackers.
The main difference between sides was that Fitzroy was able to kick the ball to their team mates, whereas the Blues blindly kicked the ball as far as they could without any thought as to who they were kicking it to.
"For Carlton, who had good men away in O'Dea* and P. Williams, some excellent defensive play was shown by Walton and Sweatman. Casey, until he met with an accident in the third quarter, was busy and capable on one wing; and Curtis on the other, though his judgment was often at fault, handled and ran the ball neatly enough. Amongst the forwards Warde was dashing and powerful, and kicked a splendid goal; and the veteran Roberts acquitted himself ably. Morrison and Young were the pick of the followers; and Walsh was really useful roving."
(Australasian August 20 p21)
.* "Carlton missed O'Dea from their ruck, the bursting of a small blood-vessel in the lungs having put him out of football for the season." (Argus August 15 p3)
Many years later it was discovered that his surname was incorrect and it was spelt O'Day.
In fact Tommy O'Day would return next week in Round 14, 1898 but it would be his last match due his health problems.
Carlton was entrenched in seventh, with a percentage of 55.06.
|B:||Jack Reekie||Charlie Sweatman||Bill Sharkey|
|HB:||Bill Churchyard||Ernie Walton (c)||Mick Donaghy|
|C:||Bill Casey||Bill Patterson||Charlie Curtis|
|HF:||Chic Breese||George Warde||Jack Roberts|
|F:||Henry Dunne||Charlie Brown||Sam Chapman|
|Rucks:||Len Morrison||Herman Dohrmann||Jim Pender|
|Coach:||No coach and the captain directed the side|
|Note:||4 Rucks, 20 players on the ground and no interchange|
ChangesIn: J.Reekie, B.Patterson
Out: P.Williams, T.O'Dea
MilestonesLast Game: Charlie Brown and Bill Patterson
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