1895 Carlton Football Club season

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Carlton Football Club
1895 season
President F. B. Bromby[1]
Captain(s) Tom Blake[1]
Home ground University Cricket Ground
VFA season 11th (5–11–2)

The 1895 VFA season was the 19th season in the Victorian Football Association to be contested by the Carlton Football Club, the club finished eleventh out of thirteen teams, with a record of 5–11–2 from eighteen matches.

Club summary[edit]

The 1895 VFA season was the 19th season of the VFA competition since its inception in 1877; and, having competed in every season, it was also the 19th season contested by the Carlton Football Club.

Carlton's primary home ground in 1895 was the University Cricket Ground, within the grounds of the University of Melbourne in Carlton; but, home matches were also moved to the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Jolimont and Victoria Park in Abbotsford.

Mr F. B. Bromby took over the role as president of the football club in 1895. Bromby replaced Mr A. Gillespie, who had served in the role since 1886. Bromby spent only one season as president, before being replaced by Mr A. H. Shaw in 1896. Tom Blake took the role of club captain, taking over from Peter Williams.[1]

Season summary[edit]

Non-premiership matches[edit]

Carlton's played four non-premiership matches in 1895, including matches against junior clubs. Three were played in the pre-season, and one was played on the same weekend as Round 1 of the premiership seasons, during which Carlton had a bye, the number of players fielded by the junior clubs, if different to twenty, is indicated in parentheses.

Date Opponent Scores (Carlton's scores indicated in bold) Venue
Home Away Result
Saturday, 13 April Richmond 5.3 6.5 Won by 1 goal[2] Richmond City Reserve (A)
Saturday, 20 April Alberton (25) Result unknown Brunswick Cricket Ground (H)[3]
Saturday, 27 April Carlton Juniors (25) 4 4 Match drawn[4] Brunswick Cricket Ground (H)[5]
Saturday, 4 May Carlton Juniors (25) Result unknown Carlton Cricket Ground (H)[6]

Premiership season[edit]

Carlton won five matches and drew two out of its eighteen games to finish 11th out of 13 for the season. All matches were played at 3pm.[7]

Round Date Opponent Scores (Carlton's scores indicated in bold) Venue Ladder
position
Home Away Result
1 Bye N/A
2 Saturday, 11 May Geelong 10.15 3.2 Lost by 7 goals[8] Corio Oval (A)[9] 9th
3 Saturday, 18 May Richmond 7.10 1.9 Won by 6 goals[10] University Cricket Ground (H)[11] 6th
4 Friday, 24 May St Kilda 6.8 3.3 Won by 3 goals[12] Melbourne Cricket Ground (H)[13] 5th
5 Saturday, 1 June Footscray 3.8 6.5 Lost by 3 goals[14] University Cricket Ground (H)[15] 5th
6 Saturday, 15 June Collingwood 4.3 5.8 Lost by 1 goal[16] University Cricket Ground (H)[17] 7th
7 Saturday, 22 June Fitzroy 2.12 2.3 Match drawn[18] Fitzroy Cricket Ground (A)[19] 8th
8 Saturday, 29 June Melbourne 8.11 1.3 Lost by 7 goals[20] Melbourne Cricket Ground (A)[21] 8th
9 Saturday, 6 July North Melbourne 2.2 1.9 Won by 1 goal[22] Melbourne Cricket Ground (H)[23] 8th
10 Saturday, 13 July Port Melbourne 5.3 3.3 Lost by 2 goals[24] Port Melbourne Cricket Ground (A)[25] 8th
11 Saturday, 20 July Williamstown 6.5 5.4 Won by 1 goal[26] University Cricket Ground (H)[27] 7th
12 Saturday, 27 July Essendon 3.5 1.7 Lost by 2 goals[28] East Melbourne Cricket Ground (A)[29] 7th
13 Saturday, 3 August South Melbourne 3.4 5.7 Lost by 2 goals[30] University Cricket Ground (H)[31] 7th
14 Saturday, 10 August St Kilda 5.10 1.10 Lost by 4 goals[32] St Kilda Cricket Ground (A)[33] 7th
15 Bye 10th[34]
16 Saturday, 24 August Port Melbourne 3.3 2.6 Won by 1 goal[35] University Cricket Ground (H)[36] 8th
17 Saturday, 31 August Williamstown 3.11 2.6 Lost by 1 goal[37] Williamstown Cricket Ground (A)[38] 8th
18 Saturday, 7 September Richmond 5.6 4.8 Lost by 1 goal[39] Richmond Cricket Ground (A)[40] 10th
19 Saturday, 14 September Collingwood 7.6 3.1 Lost by 4 goals[41] Victoria Park (A)[42] 11th
20 Saturday, 21 September St Kilda 1.10 1.5 Match drawn[7] Victoria Park (H)[43] 11th

Ladder[edit]

1895 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D GF GA PTS
1 Fitzroy (P) 18 12 1 5 77 47 58
2 Collingwood 18 12 4 2 83 63 52
Geelong 18 13 5 0 128 62 52
Melbourne 18 13 5 0 102 70 52
5 South Melbourne 18 9 7 2 84 82 40
6 Essendon 18 8 8 2 91 81 36
7 Port Melbourne 18 7 8 3 72 87 34
8 North Melbourne 18 7 10 1 64 75 30
9 Footscray 18 6 11 1 78 93 26
Williamstown 18 6 11 1 69 85 26
11 Carlton 18 5 11 2 55 77 24
12 Richmond 18 4 11 3 80 127 22
13 St Kilda 18 3 13 2 64 96 16
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, (P) = Premiers Source[7]

The Association had no formal tie-breakers in cases where clubs were equal on premiership points.

Individual achievements[edit]

  • Carlton won its Round 9 match against North Melbourne by one goal after Langley marked on the final bell, and kicked a goal after the bell from 40 yards.[22]
  • Pseudonymous sportswriter Observer of the Argus named new Carlton captain Tom Blake as the league's second-best follower for the season, behind only Parker of Richmond. He also listed Brook Hannah among the league's best thirteen centremen.[7]
  • No player kicked more than ten goals for Carlton during the 1895 season.[44]

References[edit]

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