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|Round: 17 Venue: Princes Park Date: Sat, 22-08-1914 3:00 pm Crowd: 12,000|
|Carlton||1.2.8||3.6.24||6.8.44||10.11.71||C: Norman Clark|
|Essendon||5.1.31||6.5.41||6.7.43||7.8.50||C: John Worrall|
|ESS by 23||ESS by 17||CARL by 1||CARL by 21|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Publisher: The Argus (Melbourne, Vic: 1848 - 1957)
Date: Monday, 24 August 1914, p.6
Thanks to Stephen Wade for helping to prepare this report.
|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|
|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|