|Venue: MCG||Date: Saturday September 7, 1912|
|Result: Won by 28 points||Umpire: Elder||Crowd: 40,166|
|Goalkickers: G.Green 4, V.Gardiner 3, T.Clancy 2, J.Wells 1.|
|Best: R.McGregor, A.Barningham, V.Gardiner, A.Wilson, J.Marchbank, V.Valentine, G.Green.|
Game ReviewCarlton's injury list prior to the match was;
Norman Clark and Viv Valentine strained tendons, Andy McDonald injured collar bone, Gordon Green and Archie Wilson injured ankles, and Alex Barningham injured shoulder.
While Carlton ran out the game comfortably, Geelong only had themselves to blame, inaccurate kicking removing any chance they had of a victory. A wasteful 1.9 in the second quarter left the Blues in the game at half-time, trailing by only 6 points. 7 goals to 1 in the second half for Carlton ensured victory and a Preliminary Final against Essendon the following week.
|B:||27 Eric Cochran||30 Doug Gillespie||1 Alex Barningham|
|HB:||24 Paddy Mills||18 Billy Dick (vc)||26 Harry Haughton|
|C:||4 Tom Clancy||11 Rod McGregor||19 George Bruce|
|HF:||12 George Challis||15 Jim Marchbank||7 Richard Moran|
|F:||9 Gordon Green||13 Vin Gardiner||25 Jack Baquie|
|Ruck:||23 Archie Wilson||8 Jack Wells (c)||6 Viv Valentine|
MilestonesLast game: Eric Cochran
FootnoteThe curtain raiser was played between the Beverley and Leopold Football Clubs which finished at 3.15pm.
Film of this match was screened at the Britannia Theatre (Labor Call September 12 1912 p9)
The Britannia Theatre seated 1,100 people and was located at 267 Bourke Street. It opened in June 1912 and was demolished in 1935.
Round 18 | Preliminary Final