Carlton defeated St Kilda by 29 points - Princes Park. Rod McGregor played his final game for the Blues.

Round 1, 1920

St Kilda3.6244.7315.10405.1141
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 1, 1920
Result: Win by 29 pointsUmpire: ElderCrowd: 18,000
Goalkickers: P.Daykin 4, D.Wittmann 2, B.Boromeo 1, C.Fisher 1, F.Martin 1, S.McLatchie 1.
Reports: Injuries: R.McGregor (off at half time with knee injury returned the field late in the final term)*.

Game Review

The Blues kicked off the year in superb fashion, beating St Kilda by 29 points and earning 1st position on the ladder.

Tragically, champion centreman Rod McGregor badly injured his knee and was forced into retirement after 236 games, a club record which would stand for half a century.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 1st spot on the ladder with a percentage of 170.7.

.* The Herald May 21 (p3) mentions McGregor's injury and suspects his football careeer may be over.


B: 19 Fred Johnson 4 Mort Keily 22 Morrie Ewans
HB: 9 Ted Brown 10 Paddy O'Brien 23 Vic Truman
C: 12 Charlie Canet (vc) 11 Rod McGregor 8 Newton Chandler
HF: 7 Charlie Fisher (c) 5 Rupe Hiskins 24 Dick Wittmann
F: 2 Percy Daykin 16 Gordon Green 21 Stewart McLatchie
Ruck: 27 Bert Boromeo 25 Frank Martin 28 Lyle Downs
Coach: Norman Clark


100 Games: Percy Daykin
Debuts: Dick Wittmann and Rupe Hiskins
Debut and Only Game (Carlton): Vic Truman
Last Game: Rod McGregor

1920 | Round 2
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