|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 ReviewRichmond 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.
The Cartoonist's View...
|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|
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