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Carlton defeated Richmond by 73 points at the Punt Road Oval. Baxter and Davies kicked 5 each.

Round 3, 1947

Carlton 2.7 19 4.13 37 9.14 68 17.19 121
Richmond 2.4 16 3.9 27 3.14 32 5.18 48
Venue: Punt Road Oval Date: Saturday 3 May, 1947
Result: Win by 73 Points Umpire: F.Spokes Crowd: Approx. 32,000
Goalkickers: K.Baxter 5, F.Davies 5, J.Howell 3, J.Bennett 1, F.Stafford 1, D.Williams 1, J.Mooring 1.
Best: J.Howell (BOG), F.Davies, D.Williams, K.Baxter, R.Garby, E.Henfry, B.Deacon
Reports: K.Hands (allegedly pushing opponent after free kick) - 2 Matches Injuries: Hands (Leg)













Game Review

After a "grim and dour first half when the Tigers countered Carlton's pace by tenacious blanketing tactics" (Sporting Globe), the Blues overwhelmed Richmond with a 13 goal to 2 second half.

Jack Howell who "kicked beautifully, dominated the rucks and was unbeatable in the air, stood out as the best player afield" (Gerald Brosnan of the Melbourne Sun (I think)).

Ken Hands report must surely rank as the most frivolous in history (and he copped 2 weeks!!!). Umpire Spokes mustn't have been a fan of Ken's as he had reported him the previous season for "kicking the ball away"

Carlton were 3rd on the ladder with 2 wins and a loss with a percentage of 129.9 after this match.

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Team

B: 18 Arthur Sanger 15 Vin Brown 5 George Bailey
HB: 33 Ritchie Green 23 Bert Deacon (vc) 26 Jim Clark
C: 8 Fred Fitzgibbon 6 Ern Henfry (c) 12 Doug Williams
HF: 10 Fred Stafford 21 Ken Baxter 20 Ray Garby
F: 28 Fred Davies 1 Ken Hands 35 Jack Conley
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell 3 Jack Bennett 16 Jim Mooring
Res: 9 Bob Kelsey 7 Herb Turner
Coach: Percy Bentley


Milestones

200 Goals: Ken Baxter


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