|Venue: M.C.G.||Date: Saturday May 29, 1948|
|Result: Lose by 51 points||Umpire: Jones||Crowd: 34,864|
|Goalkickers: F.Stafford 2, K.Baxter 2, F.Davies 2, A.Streeter 1.|
|Best: O.Grieve (BOG), R.Garby, R.Green, E.Henfry, F.Stafford.|
Game ReviewOn a waterlogged MCG the Blues produced a brilliant second quarter outscoring the Redlegs 34-3 to take an eighteen point advantage into half-time. However that proved "the end of the penny-section".
Melbourne overwhelmed the Carlton side in the second half to record 12 goals 6 to 1 goal 3.
Ollie Grieve must have played an outstanding game to be named BOG in a side trounced by 51 points. Much of the afternoon he spent playing on Demon star Norm Smith, who was making his 200th league appearance.
|B:||33 Ritchie Green||27 Ollie Grieve||9 Bob Kelsey|
|HB:||2 Tom Simmons||23 Bert Deacon (vc)||26 Jim Clark|
|C:||30 Max Howell||6 Ern Henfry (c)||12 Doug Williams|
|HF:||10 Fred Stafford||8 Frank Cahill||20 Ray Garby|
|F:||28 Fred Davies||21 Ken Baxter||22 Allan Streeter|
|Ruck:||13 Jack Howell||5 George Bailey||35 Jack Conley|
|Res:||14 Alan Sorrell||7 Herb Turner|
Image: Age May 31
MilestonesDebut: Max Howell
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