Carlton lost to Richmond by 6 points - MCG. Tommy Downs copped a 19 week suspension as Carlton lost to Richmond in a final for the third straight year. Clover kicked 5 goals.

Preliminary Final, 1929

Venue: M.C.G.Date: Saturday September 21, 1929
Result: Lose by 6 pointsUmpire: R ScottCrowd: 60,653
Goalkickers: H.Clover 5, J.Green 2, H.Vallence 2, H.Dunn 2, N.Collins 2, A.Doyle 1.
Best: C.Davey, T.Downs, R.Brew, C.Martyn, C.Parsons, F.Gilby, H.Clover, A.Doyle.
Reports: Tommy Downs (elbowing Don Harris) - not guilty. (Striking Don Harris) - guilty. Penalty - 19 matches.

Game Review

This bruising encounter was close all day, but Carlton managed to pull out a 13-point lead with only 10 minutes to go. However, rather than closing the game down by adopting defensive tactics, the Blues kept attacking - which allowed Richmond to get back in the contest. The scores were level near full-time, before Richmond's Jack Titus (who had kicked 6 goals against us in the 1928 Semi Final) snapped a clever goal just before the final siren to win the game for the Tigers.

Richmond would go on to be beaten by Collingwood on the Grand Final, giving the Magpies their third straight Premiership. They would win again in 1930, becoming the only side in VFL history to win four consecutive flags.

Carlton's tough little rover Tommy Downs was suspended for a draconian 19 matches after being found guilty of striking Tiger Don Harris. Harris was found not guilty of elbowing Tommy, but reprimanded for "rushing" him. Obviously, they didn't like each other.


B: 26 Ray Brew (c) 3 Charlie McSwain 4 Aubrey Martyn
HB: 21 Frank Gill 27 Charlie Parsons 6 Fred Gilby
C: 7 Joe Kelly 2 Colin Martyn 29 Fred Williams
HF: 19 Alec Doyle 1 Horrie Clover (vc) 16 Harvey Dunn
F: 14 Jack Green 22 Harry Vallence 5 Norm Collins
Ruck: 17 Charlie Davey 24 Bill Lever 28 Tommy Downs
Coach: Dan Minogue


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Semi Final | 1930
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