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Carlton vs Essendon

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Round: 17   Venue: Princes Park   Date: Sat, 22-08-1914 3:00 pm   Crowd: 12,000  
Carlton C:  Norman Clark
Essendon 5.1.316.5.416.7.437.8.50 C:  John Worrall
  ESS by 23ESS by 17CARL by 1CARL by 21  

Match Report



There were about 12,000 people watching the game between Carlton and Essendon, on Prince's oval, and for a time it promised to be very interesting, for Essendon went off with a dash that seemed to paralyse the blues, and left their numerous following stupefied with amazement.

1st Quarter

In the first quarter of the match there was really only one team playing. Essendon, leading always to the ball, playing with great dash, picking out their men with fine certainly, and backing up their general play with success in goal-shooting, got a decided lead. Lumsden and Baring (twice each), and Kirby, scored goals for Essendon, and it was only in the last ten minutes that the home side began to wake up. They were playing well at the finish of the quarter, when Daykin scored a goal for them, and Essendon had 5-1 to 1-2 as the result of the first quarter.

2nd Quarter

In the second quarter the game was determined and fast. Essendon for a time were just hanging on to what they had gained, with Carlton pulling up slowly. There were some really good goes on the wining, and it was noticeable that Carlton, who in the beginning of the match were kicking very badly, improved greatly in that respect. This was really the best quarter of the match, with fine football on both sides, and Carlton making up lost ground. They got in that term 2 goals to Essendon's one. Essendon led by 17 points at halftime, and it looked to be a winning position, seeing how well they had played, but the finish may be briefly dismissed in the observation that after half-time there was only one in it.

3rd Quarter

The third quarter was hard, much too hard, much too willing. Fists were flying pretty freely, and a good deal of sly hitting escaped the umpire's notice, Carlton, however, were always making up ground just on the finish they passed Essendon, and led at three quarter-time by 6-8 to 6-7.

4th Quarter

Opening the last quarter Essendon played well for a few minutes, Chalmers, with a beautiful running shot, got a goal, which put them 5 points ahead. At that point Lang, of Essendon, was badly knocked out and retired from a blow in the eye. Daykin, with a really fine shot, got a goal for Carlton, and put them a point ahead again. Thence on they took command. Whenever Essendon threatened, Baud and Dick in defence were too good for them, and it was apparent at the finish that Essendon's condition failed to last out. The finals were:—

CARLTON, 10 goals 11 behinds (71 points).
ESSENDON, 7 goals 8 behinds (50 points).

On the winning side Daykin was a very fine player. He is generally a plodder, but he plodded to good advantage and got 3 goals. Fisher showed better form than usual, and he also scored 3 goals. Other men who did well were McDonald, who played a fine game, Jamieson, occasionally useful in goal; Dick, whose marking was good; Brown, who did a couple of nice runs on the wing; Hammond, Houghton and Morris, the lastnamed a little Shepparton player, who looks like developing into a very good rover. Chalmers was Essendon's best, though Sewart, as invariably happens, had the better to McGregor on the centre-line. It looks as if Sewart can as surely depend on beating McGregor as he can rely on going down to McHale when they meet in the centre. These centre men have strong preferences. White played a fine game back for Essendon. Paddy Shea was good in the same quarter, while Kirby, Gove, who ran a little bit too far, Ogden in the first half, and Baring were all in form.


Title: Carlton finish better. Essendon beaten.
Author: Observer
Publisher: The Argus (Melbourne, Vic: 1848 - 1957)
Date: Monday, 24 August 1914, p.6

Thanks to Stephen Wade for helping to prepare this report.

Match stats

Carlton Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
25 Baud, Alf 0 21y 336d 31 14
2 Brown, Ted 0 22y 308d 20 1
28 Burleigh, Herb 2 22y 69d 6 6
26 Calwell, George 0 23y 51d 10 1
12 Challis, George 0 23y 194d 51 13
22 Cook, Bill 0 26y 350d 12 20
3 Daykin, Percy 3 24y 46d 16 8
1 Dick, Billy 0 25y 37d 114 53
21 Fisher, Charlie 3 21y 278d 12 20
24 Hammond, Charlie 0 28y 156d 105 22
5 Haughton, Harry 0 28y 232d 52 12
15 Jamieson, Ernie 0 26y 79d 76 4
30 Lowe, Jack 2 23y 302d 34 32
4 McDonald, Andy 0 28y 238d 75 34
19 McGregor, Rod 0 31y 307d 159 19
27 McKenzie, Stan 0 24y 97d 11 6
29 Morris, Jimmy 0 23y 37d 1 0
10 O'Brien, Paddy 0 21y 128d 12 1
  Rushed   11  
  Totals         10 11         24y 321d 797 266
Essendon Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
5 Baring, Fred 2 23y 250d 81 60
1 Belcher, Alan 0 29y 263d 151 31
4 Bowe, Len 0 28y 299d 136 2
7 Chalmers, Wally 2 23y 340d 65 10
27 Day, Bert 0 20y 146d 2 0
13 Dinsmore, Bill 1 27y 189d 30 30
30 Gove, Cyril 0 24y 224d 18 0
10 Hanley, Dan 0 31y 97d 67 9
11 Kirby, Jack 1 25y 52d 63 105
9 Kirkwood, Fred 0 24y 22d 59 15
15 Laing, Roy 0 21y 140d 20 1
22 Lumsden, Ernie 1 24y 56d 45 46
16 Ogden, Percy 0 28y 179d 93 48
17 Sewart, Bill 0 32y 283d 159 6
18 Shea, Paddy 0 28y 158d 127 145
14 Walker, Bob 0 23y 49d 19 7
3 Webster, Horrie 0 26y 7d 32 21
19 White, Les 0 23y 347d 60 1
  Rushed   8  
  Totals         7 8         25y 354d 1227 537

Match highlights

Dan Hanley played his last game for Essendon (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R17)


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.