Carlton lost to South Melbourne by 31 points. Pat Farrelly debuted, kicking 2 goals.

Round 12, 1937

Sth Melbourne1.173.2206.44013.987
Venue: Lakeside OvalDate: Saturday July 10, 1937
Result: Lose by 31 pointsUmpire: G.L.MurphyCrowd: 22,000
Goalkickers: P.Farrelly 2, K.Dunn 1, J.Hale 1, M.Price 1, K.Shea 1, A.Shields 1.
Reports: Bob Chitty (Charging & Elbowing Sandy Paterson) - Not Guilty Injuries: B.Chitty (leg) replaced by E.Huxtable in last quarter. K.Shea (severely bruised back)

Game Review

The Blues would lose by 31 points, but Bob Chitty would be found not guilty for charging and elbowing.

Pat Farrelly would kick 2 goals for Carlton in his debut.

Injury had taken its toll and the Blues had only 23 fit players on the list to pick a team from.
A strong cross breeze was blowing to the lakeside wing.
South attacked but a fine mark by Don McIntyre halted the move. Cresswell 'Micky' Crisp in the centre was providing some drive forward but the moves were breaking down on the half forward line. Good play by Jack Hale and Bob Green enabled Mick Price to pass the ball to Pat Farrelly . The debutant made no mistake and put the ball through for the Blues' first goal. (Perhaps a goal with Pat's first kick?) However, the Southerners soon replied with a goal. Carlton went straight into attack and good, strong play by Pat Farrelly once again booted the Blues' second. Carlton kept attacking but each time the South defenders repelled. The pace was a cracker with both sides striving for the advantage. After good work by defender Fred Gilby the Blues once more attacked and this time half forward Keith Shea with a beautiful running long-low drop kick, goaled. Three straight seems like accurate kicking, but many shots that normally on a calm day would have scored, were taken out of bounds by the wind.
At quarter time the Blues led by 11 points. 3.0 - 1.1
The wind now was favouring the Lake end goal to which South were kicking and within seconds the home team goaled. Jim Francis outpointed South's star Laurie Nash to turn another forward move. The pace was hot, South attacked and this time added another goal. South were back on the forward line, Don McIntyre turned defence into attack but a fumble by Arch Shields robbed the Blues of a chance to goal. It was a fine struggle with flashes of brillance from both sides. Jim Frances dashed forward with the ball, but both Farrelly and Shields struggled against the wind. A great contest with scores level at 3.2 apiece and remained so for some ten minutes. Keith Shea broke the deadlock with a behind, then Keith Dunn's shot was touched on the line. The Blues were now playing great football into the wind, Keith Shea, Cresswell 'Micky' Crisp and Jack Wrout provided the drive. The Blues kept the pressure on the South defenders but could only managed two behinds before Jack Hale's kick bought up the Blues fourth major. Carlton were winning in the centre and and Shields and Wrout added another two behinds. Just before the half time bell Jack Wrout added another minor score. The Blues led by 12 points. 4.8 - 3.2
Carlton went into attack but wasted their chance. South took the ball away into their forward line but the tricky wind was playing havoc and they managed a behind. Good play by Green and Shea to Wrout but his kick was taken by the wind and swung away for a behind. Four times the South Melbourne defenders turn the attack. They scrambled a goal with one of their few forward thrusts. This gave the Southerners new impetus and they goaled again to level the scores. The Blues swung into attack through good play by Norm Cashin and Keith Shea and Arch Shields kick the Blues fifth. South then evened things up for the third time, when the added their sixth goal. Blues once again broke the deadlock when Mick Price added a point. Jack Wrout then booted the ball straight at the goals, but it was marked by a South backman. Wrout again drove the ball goalwards but Pat Farrelly rushed a behind.
At three quarter time the Blues held a slender lead of 2 points. 5.12 - 6.4
At the start of the final term the Blues added a behind. South then attacked and Frank Gill saved a certain goal from which a behind resulted. Jim Francis and Rod McLean turned a South attack. However, they added another behind and whittled the Blues lead to one point. Through the agency of Horrie Bullen and McLean, the Blues went forward, but the South defenders held firm. Frank Gill collided with an opposition player. He was temporarily in the hands of the trainers, this unsettled the Blues' back line and a change came over the game. The home side added another rushed behind before they goaled from a mark straight in front. They then added another goal for what looked like a match winning lead. Mick Price gave the Blues' supporters some hope when he added a goal. But South added a quick reply and then soon after added another and then ran away with the game. Not mentioned in the match reports, but Keith Dunn scored a goal probably late in the match, which would be his final goal as a Blue.
South had the better of the Blues in the second half, but Carlton wasted their chances with the wind particularly in the third term. Carlton lost by 31 points. 7.14 - 13.9

At the end of this round Carlton were in 6th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 111.1.


B: 2 Don McIntyre 21 Frank Gill 26 Jim Park
HB: 33 Bob Chitty 10 Jim Francis (acting capt.) 6 Fred Gilby
C: 4 Norm Cashin 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp 32 Bob Green
HF: 8 Keith Shea 28 Jack Wrout 25 Arch Shields
F: 5 Keith Dunn 20 Pat Farrelly 11 Jack Hale
Ruck: 15 Horrie Bullen 14 Rod McLean 30 Mick Price
19th Man: 9 Eric Huxtable
Coach: Percy Rowe

In - Out

In: Rod McLean, Pat Farrelly, Keith Dunn
Out: Harry Vallence, Bert Butler, Charlie Davey


Debut: Pat Farrelly
Last Game : Keith Dunn

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