|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday May 22, 1948|
|Result: Lose by 28 points||Umpire: F.Spokes||Crowd: 25,000|
|Goalkickers: K.Baxter 6, R.Garby 2, A.Streeter 2, H.Turner 2, F.Davies 1, D.Williams 1.|
|Best: J.Howell, B.Deacon, K.Baxter, O.Grieve, F.Stafford, B.Kelsey, D.Williams.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: E.Henfry (injured leg)|
Game ReviewThe Blues had "pinched" the 1947 flag from the Bombers with a last-minute snap goal from Fred Stafford. This game presented Essendon with a chance for some meagre revenge.
The Blues were struggling for form entering the match (at 2-3) whilst the Bombers had compiled 4 wins, and a draw with the Tigers in round 5. Carlton welcomed back star full-forward Ken Baxter for his first appearance of 1948. Baxter didn't disappoint, dobbing 6 majors (including all 5 Carlton scored to half-time)but little else went right.
Essendon gained a slight quarter-time advantage, sprinted away in the second stanza, maintained their advantage through the third and were never really threatened in the last. The Blues couldn't contain the stellar Essondon roving division of Dick Reynolds and Bill Hutchinson.
The Premiership defence was looking decidly shaky...
|B:||33 Ritchie Green||27 Ollie Grieve||9 Bob Kelsey|
|HB:||2 Tom Simmons||23 Bert Deacon (vc)||26 Jim Clark|
|C:||11 Ron Hines||6 Ern Henfry (c)||12 Doug Williams|
|HF:||10 Fred Stafford||25 Jim Baird||20 Ray Garby|
|F:||28 Fred Davies||21 Ken Baxter||22 Allan Streeter|
|Ruck:||13 Jack Howell||14 Alan Sorrell||35 Jack Conley|
|Res:||29 Allan Greenshields||7 Herb Turner||~hs~|
MilestonesDebut: Tom Simmons
Last Game: Ron Hines
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