|Venue: Glenferrie Oval||Date: Saturday April 17, 1948|
|Result: Win by 41 points||Umpire: Cole*||Crowd: 16,000|
|Goalkickers: J.Howell 4, K.Hands 4, J.Conley 3, F.Davies 2, G.Bailey 1, E.Henfry 1, H.Turner 1, R.Garby 1.|
|Best: E.Henfry, J.Howell, J.Clark, J.Conley, B.Redmond (first half).|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewThe Blues, defending champions, bolted to a commanding lead early but failed to crush the Hawks who had struggled into 11th position in season 1947.
An adequate but hardly convincing start to 1948.
.* Monday's Age had Umpire Coward as the central umpire.
|B:||33 Ritchie Green||27 Ollie Grieve||2 Bill Redmond|
|HB:||15 Vin Brown||23 Bert Deacon (vc)||26 Jim Clark|
|C:||11 Ron Hines||6 Ern Henfry (c)||12 Doug Williams|
|HF:||10 Fred Stafford||4 Alec Way||20 Ray Garby|
|F:||28 Fred Davies||1 Ken Hands||7 Herb Turner|
|Ruck:||13 Jack Howell||5 George Bailey||35 Jack Conley|
|Res:||14 Alan Sorrell||22 Alan Streeter|
MilestonesDebut: Alan Streeter
1948 | Round 2