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23 June 1917 | Round 7

  • Collingwood
  • vs.
  • Carlton

Victoria Park (Home)

  • 13.14 (92)

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Match Report


There was a good attendance at Victoria Park for the game between Carlton and Collingwood, the gate amounting to £124.

A number of very fine goals were scored in the most unexpected way and from chances which seemed rather hopeless. Strength and determination were outstanding features. Collingwood’s superiority, indicated in the scores, was again chiefly in combination, and in the more skilful use of the ball. Carlton shone out in the heavy crushes and high marking.

Towards the finish feeling became somewhat warm, and a couple of players showed a disposition to turn it into a stadium show. Scores: – COLLINGWOOD – 13 goals, 14 behinds (92 points), CARLTON – 8 goals, 7 behinds (55 points).

The winners owed a good deal to their forwards, who were in first-rate form. Lumsden got five goals for them, and Lee, though slightly disabled, scored four. Anderson was their chief player, indeed the best on the ground. Laxton roved excellently, and was equally good forward. Sadler, on the wing, seemed to be young again.

Carlton were undoubtedly beaten across the centre line, where Wilson did far more than McGregor, while Pannam on the further flank was superior to Dunn. Hughes, Sechy, Lumsden, and Brown all shaped well. O’Brien was Carlton’s best player, and as a defender very hard to beat. His dash, his strength, always fairly used, and his high marking, made him a conspicuous man in the game. Houghton, with a lot of good football, was also one of the chief offenders in spoiling the temper of the game. McDonald was one of their ablest defenders, and Carter showed up fairly well. Two others who improved as the game went on, but have not yet struck their best form, were Fisher and McGregor. Gardiner played one of his best games for the season, and Greaves took some good marks.

1917 ‘COLLINGWOOD OUTLAST CARLTON.’, The Argus(Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), 25 June, p. 4, viewed 20 August, 2015,

Team Stats

  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • HO Hit Outs
  • FF Frees For
  • FA Frees Against
  • T Tackles
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