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Carlton defeated South Melbourne by 4 points at Princes Park.

Round 13, 1947

Carlton 2.1 13 6.6 42 9.12 66 10.14 74
South Melbourne 1.4 10 3.8 26 5.14 44 9.16 70
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday 12 July, 1947
Result: Win by 4 Points Umpire: Sawyer Crowd: Approx. 28,000
Goalkickers: K.Hands 3, J.Conley 2, H.Turner 1, J.Bennett 1, J.Howell 1, F.Stafford 1, F.Davies 1.
Best: E.Henfry (BOG), V.Brown, O.Grieve, K.Hands, J.Bennett, F.Fitzgibbon, J.Conley.
Reports: Nil Injuries: F.Stafford (bruised cheekbone)













Game Review

With a record of 10-2 and playing at home against the middle-of-the-road South, this appeared a case of just turning up for the Blues. And so it seemed as Carlton gradually compiled a commanding 22 point advantage by 3/4 time.

South refused to concede however and closed to 4 points. The Southerners were still attacking when the final bell sounded and the Blues were mighty relieved to get away with the 4 competition points

The Blues led the league by 2 games and percentage over Collingwood and Essendon. A premiership was definitely on the cards.

Team

B: 33 Ritchie Green 27 Ollie Grieve 5 George Bailey
HB: 15 Vin Brown 23 Bert Deacon (vc) 26 Jim Clark
C: 8 Fred Fitzgibbon 6 Ern Henfry (c) 12 Doug Williams
HF: 10 Fred Stafford 1 Ken Hands 34 Les Carr
F: 28 Fred Davies 21 Ken Baxter 35 Jack Conley
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell 3 Jack Bennett 7 Herb Turner
Res: 2 Bill Redmond 29 Allan Greenshields
Coach: Percy Bentley


Milestones

Debut: Bill Redmond


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