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Carlton defeated Fitzroy by 40 points at Brunswick Street.

Round 2, 1931

Carlton 3.3 21 8.10 58 11.14 80 19.19 133
Fitzroy 5.5 35 5.6 36 9.11 65 13.15 93
Venue: Brunswick Street Oval Date: Saturday May 9, 1931
Result: Win by 40 points Umpire: Crowd: 35,000 (approx.)
Goalkickers: L.Allen 5, V.Arthur 5, M.Crisp 3, R.Brew 2, A.Clarke 2, J.Crowe 1, C.Davey 1.
Best: T.Downs (BOG), F.Gill, M.Crisp, J.Kelly, M.Johnson, V.Arthur, A.Clarke, N.Collins, L.Allen, J.Crowe, R.Brew
Reports: Injuries: C.Martyn severe cut over right eye (Replaced by F.Brooks during the first quarter)











Game Review

Carlton won their first match of Season 1931 by defeating Fitzroy by 40 points. A massive 8 goal last quarter put the result beyond any doubt, after the 2 teams were within 2-3 goals of each other throughout. The turnstiles couldn't cope with the huge crowd that wanted admission and about 1,000 people pushed the gates open and surged into the ground.

Fitzroy had the best of the game in the first quarter and the Blues were fortunate to have been only 11 points in arrears at the first break. A complete turn around occurred in the second term. What the home team was doing right in the first quarter was seemed to be transferred to Carlton except the Blues' backline held out the opposition. The ball hardly passed the centre and Fitzroy only managed one point as the Blues pilied on 5.7 The 'Roys only outscored the Blues by 7 points and faced a 15 point deficit at the last break. They managed to reduce the lead to 11 points, but from then on it was all Carlton in the final quarter.

Carlton were 6th on the ladder after 2 rounds with a percentage of 115.5.

Highest Score

According to Monday's Argus this was Carlton's highest score against Fitzroy, just surpassing the 20.12.132 scored in 1929.

Friday's Argus said the two teams had met 82 times, with Carlton winning 46, Fitzroy 33, and three draws.

VFA Old Timers

Four players from Fitzroy's original 1884 team - who played Williamstown in the first game at Brunswick St. - were at this game. Two of them were former Carlton players in 'Abe' Shearwood and Jack Elliott. The other two gentlemen were 'Goldie' Watsford and Bob Ewing.

Team

B: 9 Eric Huxtable 21 Frank Gill 26 Ray Brew (c)
HB: 15 Maurie Johnson 14 Jack Green 6 Fred Gilby
C: 7 Joe Kelly 2 Colin Martyn (vc) 31 Ansell Clarke
HF: 5 Norm Collins 19 Alec Doyle 30 Vin Arthur
F: 20 Les Allen 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp 23 Jim Crowe
Ruck: 17 Charlie Davey 33 Bruce Scharp 3 Tommy Downs
19th Man: 16 Fred Brooks
Coach: Dan Minogue


Milestones

Debut: Fred Brooks
Last game: Norm Collins


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