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Round 1, 1939         Carlton defeated South Melbourne by 54 points at Princes Park. Mick Price kicked 7 goals.

Round 1, 1939

Carlton 4.6 30 6.11 47 17.15 117 20.22 142
Melbourne 4.3 27 5.6 36 8.8 56 13.10 88
Venue: Princes Park
Date: Saturday 22 April 1939
Result: Win by 54 points
Crowd: 25,000
Goalkickers: M.Price 7.5, K.Baxter 4.3, J.Hale 2.1, J.Wrout 2.6, P.Schmidt 1.3, J.Skinner 1.2, H.Hollingshead 1.1, B.Diggins 1.0, C.McInnes 1.0, C.Crisp 0.1
Reports:
Umpire: Cummins
Injuries: C.Crisp (groin) replaced by C.McInnes during last quarter
Best:

Game Review

After an even first quarter, Carlton exerted their authority on this match and pulled away to an impressive 54-point win over the Bloods. Rover Mick Price was superb for the Blues, kicking 7 goals. Carlton were second on the ladder after round one, behind St Kilda.

Best: Price, Carney, Diggins, McLean, Park, Baxter, Wrout, McIntyre, Hale, Schmidt. Skinner made a fine debut.

More than 3,200 membership tickets were sold this day. The club hopes the membership total will exceed 8,000 this year.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 2nd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 161.4.

1938 FLAG UNFURLED

Minature replica 1938 flags were on sale at the ground today, but there was one flag that could not be purchased.
Carlton's sixth VFL flag was unfurled prior to the match by the wife of acting Carlton president, Mrs G. W. Westcott.
Carlton president K. G. Luke and wife are overseas.

OLD TIMERS

Saturday's Age reported that former Carlton players from the club's VFA days, Jack Baker, William H. Crapp, Alex "Dookie" McKenzie, Frank Johnson, John 'Jack' Melville, Robert Heatley, and former player/trainer Henry J. "Bonner" McKay will attend this game.

Milestones

Debut: Jack Skinner
Score Records: This is Carlton's fourth highest 3rd quarter score in the VFL / AFL

Team


B: 2 Don McIntyre 21 Frank Gill 26 Jim Park
HB: 6 Bob Chitty 10 Jim Francis (vc) 1 Frank Anderson
C: 7 Jack Carney 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp 32 Bob Green
HF: 8 Jack Skinner 28 Jack Wrout 23 Paul Schmidt
F: 14 Rod McLean 4 Ken Baxter 30 Mick Price
Ruck: 5 Brighton Diggins (cc) 17 Harry Hollingshead 11 Jack Hale
19th Man: 31 Charlie McInnes
Coach: Brighton Diggins


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Frank Anderson tackles, Frank Gill in background. Image: Trove; Argus April 24

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Jack Wrout 28, Ken Baxter 4
Image: Trove, Argus April 24
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Jim Park, Trove; Sporting Globe April 26




1939 | Round 2

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