Round 17 1905

Round 17, 1905
Melbourne vs Carlton
Saturday 9 September
Venue: MCG
Attendance: Unknown

Match Statistics

Carlton win by 87 points

Goalkickers: Harry Cordner 2, Charlie MacKay 2, Vin Coutie 1

First game
Ted Fleming
Frank Hurrey
Basil Onyons

Only game
Ernest Denton

Only MFC game
Willie Marshall

Last Game
Don McKellar

In their last engagement of the season Melbourne relied heavily on recruits to fill their numbers, and with six new players in their ranks they were beaten easily. Injuries had cut a swathe through the side, and they had further bad luck with debutante Denton breaking his jaw in the first quarter and being forced to leave his only league game.

They were down to 17 players and the Blues took full advantage, it was only when Carlton relaxed in the last quarter that Melbourne managed to more than double their goal tally and avoid a 100 point defeat.

During the half-time break secretary Amos Norcott was presented with a set of gold spectacles by the players.

Best were H. Purse, Hurrey and Bowe. Four of the rookies would play for the club again in 1906.

Age - 11/09/1905
Australasian - 16/09/1905

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Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 22 March 2019 16:02:57 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 8)

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