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Carlton lost to Melbourne by 5 points at Princes Park. Soapy Vallence kicked 7 goals.

Round 6, 1938

Carlton0.555.10409.136714.18102
Melbourne8.45210.76713.108816.11107
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 28, 1938
Result: Loss by 5 pointsUmpire: HawkinsCrowd: 20,000
Goalkickers: H.Vallence 7, R.Cooper 3, K.Baxter 3, J.McElroy 1.
Reports: Injuries: B.Chitty (injured) replaced by G. Crisp at three quarter time











Game Review

Melbourne bounced from the blocks with an eight goals to nil first quarter. Carlton made up ground steadily after that, thanks to the brilliance of 'Soapy' Vallence at full-forward, who booted 7 goals in a superb follow-up to his 8 goals against Collingwood the previous week. The last quarter was a cracker, as the Blues strove to get on terms with the Fuchsias, but in the end fell short by 5 points on the final bell.

Still, this was Carlton's first loss of the season, and we maintained our place on top of the ladder - one win clear of Collingwood.

This game also featured one of Carlton's greatest ever grabs, with Jim Park soaring over his opponent for a speccie you have to see to believe - more on this here.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 1st spot on the ladder with a percentage of 114.2.

Team


B: 2 Don McIntyre 21 Frank Gill 26 Jim Park
HB: 9 Eric Huxtable 10 Jim Francis (vc) 6 Bob Chitty
C: 7 Jack Carney 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp 32 Bob Green
HF: 4 Ken Baxter 1 Frank Anderson 11 Jack Hale
F: 3 Fred Ayers 22 Harry Vallence 30 Mick Price
Ruck: 5 Brighton Diggins (cc) 15 Jack McElroy 19 Ron Cooper
19th Man: 8 Gordon Crisp
Coach: Brighton Diggins

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Trove; Weekly Times June 04


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Trove; Weekly Times June 04


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