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Carlton lost to Melbourne by 17 points at the MCG.

Round 17, 1938

Carlton2.1136.4408.85611.1379
Melbourne3.4226.64210.117114.1296
Venue: M.C.G.Date: Saturday August 20, 1938
Result: Loss by 17 pointsUmpire: G.L.MurphyCrowd: 25,241
Goalkickers: H.Vallence 3, H.Hollingshead 2, R.Cooper 2, M.Price 1, J.Hale 1, K.Baxter 1, M.Crisp 1.
Reports: Jack Hale (Striking Harden Dean) - Not GuiltyInjuries:











Game Review

Melbourne took control of this game after half-time and held off the Blues to win by three goals. Footscray could have knocked the Blues off the top of the ladder, but their surprise loss to St Kilda cost them dearly. Carlton remained in top spot, however our percentage was now the worst of the big four.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 1st spot on the ladder with a percentage of 115.9.

Team


B: 2 Don McIntyre 21 Frank Gill 26 Jim Park
HB: 31 Charlie McInnes 10 Jim Francis (vc) 6 Bob Chitty
C: 7 Jack Carney 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp 32 Bob Green
HF: 11 Jack Hale 4 Ken Baxter 1 Frank Anderson
F: 14 Rod McLean 22 Harry Vallence 30 Mick Price
Ruck: 5 Brighton Diggins (cc) 17 Harry Hollingshead 19 Ron Cooper
19th Man: 3 Fred Ayers
Coach: Brighton Diggins


Milestones

Last Game: Fred Ayers


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