|Venue: Western Oval||Date: Saturday June 8, 1940|
|Result: Lose by 10 points||Umpire: Coward||Crowd: 13,000 (approx.)|
|Goalkickers: P.Schmidt 4.0, J.Wrout 4.0, K.Baxter 3.0, J.Hale 1.1, C.Crisp 0.1, B.Green 0.1, C.Mann 0.1, rushed 0.4|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: J.Hale (bruised leg) replaced by B.McTaggart late in the last quarter|
Game ReviewCarlton lost to 6th placed Footscray in Round 7, in front of 13000 people at the Western Oval - the highest attendance for the round. We remained in third place, but fell a game behind leaders Melbourne and Richmond.
At the end of this round Carlton were in 3rd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 105.2.
|B:||1 Frank Anderson||21 Frank Gill||26 Jim Park|
|HB:||6 Bob Chitty||10 Jim Francis (acting capt.)||9 Gordon Cameron|
|C:||7 Jack Carney||12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp||16 Jim Mooring|
|HF:||32 Bob Green||4 Ken Baxter||19 Ron Cooper|
|F:||27 Cyril Mann||28 Jack Wrout||23 Paul Schmidt|
|Ruck:||14 Rod McLean||3 Jack Bennett||11 Jack Hale|
|19th Man:||20 Bert McTaggart|
War EffortIt was announced during the week that the Carlton players had donated their provident fund and other amounts to the war loan.
£1,026 had been handed over by players, committeemen and staff. The club also handed over a further £400 to the war effort.
The Blues are the first VFL club to make such a donation.
MilestonesDebut: Bert McTaggart
Round 6 | Round 8