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Carlton defeated Richmond by 7 points at Princes Park.

Round 14, 1947

Carlton 2.3 15 4.4 28 7.7 49 10.10 70
Richmond 2.5 17 7.7 49 9.8 62 9.9 63
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday 19 July, 1947
Result: Win by 7 Points Umpire: F.Spokes Crowd: Approx. 26,000
Goalkickers: F.Stafford 3, H.Turner 2, F.Davies 2, G.Bailey 1, J.Howell 1, J.Conley 1.
Best: B.Deacon, V.Brown, F.Stafford, D.Williams, F.Fitzgibbon, J.Clark, F.Davies.
Reports: Nil Injuries: K.Baxter (injured knee), J.Conley (cut head), R.Green (bruised thigh)













Game Review

Richmond had won 7 of their last 8 games to move into 4th position and here were confronted with the "litmus test". The ladder-leaders with just one loss in 12 rounds, and at Princes Park.

Shocking conditions suggested a low-scoring encounter, where any lead would be a good one. The Tigers were cock-a-hoop when they entered half-time with a 21 point advantage.

When Richmond extended the lead to 33 points half way through the third Carlton fans resigned themselves to a third loss of the year. However the Blues suddenly found form and added 3-3 to nothing in the last minutes of quarter 3 before swamping Richmond with a 3-3 to 1 point last term.

The Blues seemed to have the answers to any questions thrown at them and were now clear favourites to take out the 1947 premiership.

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Team

B: 33 Ritchie Green 27 Ollie Grieve 28 Fred Davies
HB: 15 Vin Brown 23 Bert Deacon (vc) 26 Jim Clark
C: 8 Fred Fitzgibbon 6 Ern Henfry (c) 12 Doug Williams
HF: 10 Fred Stafford 1 Ken Hands 29 Allan Greenshields
F: 5 George Bailey 21 Ken Baxter 7 Herb Turner
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell 3 Jack Bennett 35 Jack Conley
Res: 22 Wal Alexander 34 Les Carr
Coach: Percy Bentley



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