Round 17, 1940         Carlton d Fitzroy by 69 pts - Brunswick Street Oval.

Round 17, 1940

Carlton 3.4 22 8.8 56 10.9 69 21.14 140
Fitzroy 5.4 34 6.5 41 8.11 59 10.11 71
Venue: Brunswick Street Oval
Date: Saturday 24 August 1940
Result: Win by 69 points
Crowd: 20,000
Goalkickers: J.Bennett 4, P.Schmidt 4, J.Wrout 4, C.McInnes 2, J.Carney 1, B.Chitty 1, J.Francis 1, J.Hale 1, B.McTaggert 1, J.Mooring 1, J.Skinner 1.
Reports: Jack Hale (Elbowing Norm Hillard) - Not Guilty.
Umpire: Hawkins
Injuries: C.Crisp (concussion) replaced by McTaggart

Game Review

The end-of-season form surge had come and delivered our third win in a row, this time against the mid tabled Fitzroy.

Jack Hale must have had an aversion to late winter as for the third successive year he was reported in round 17 after being booked in round 15 in 1937. Amazingly, these were the only reports of his career and he was found not guilty on all 4 occasions.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 6th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 110.4.


"The Carlton - Fitzroy game was notable for the number of freak goals scored.
Schmidt and Mcinnes for Carlton snapped overhead goals and Sharp (Fitzroy) scored a remarkable goal as he was flung to the ground. The best goal of the day was scored by Wrout (Carlton). From near the centre, he drop kicked one of the finest goals ever scored at the ground."
"Hale (Carlton), one of the few present day players to exploit the place kick, had two attempts at it in the game against Fitzroy. In the third quarter, against the wind, the ball fell short of the posts, but on his second attempt in the last quarter he sent the ball straight through the posts from about 50 yards out." (Age August 26 p10)


B: 2 Don McIntyre 26 Jim Park 31 Charlie McInnes
HB: 6 Bob Chitty 9 Gordon Cameron 1 Frank Anderson
C: 7 Jack Carney 8 Jack Skinner 32 Bob Green
HF: 16 Jim Mooring 28 Jack Wrout 19 Ron Cooper
F: 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp 10 Jim Francis (acting capt.) 23 Paul Schmidt
Ruck: 14 Rod McLean 3 Jack Bennett 11 Jack Hale
19th Man: 20 Bert McTaggart
Coach: Brighton Diggins


Score Records: This is Carlton's third highest 4th Quarter score in the VFL / AFL

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