Carlton defeated Collingwood by 52 points - Princes Park.

Round 17, 1920

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday August 28, 1920
Result: Win by 52 pointsUmpire: ElderCrowd: 51,000
Goalkickers: H.Clover 5, P.Daykin 4, L.Downs 2, D.Wittmann 2, E.Bickford 1, B.Boromeo 1, S.McLatchie 1.
Reports: Lyle Downs (Striking Les Lobb) - 8 Matches. Injuries:

Game Review

In a crucial battle for 3rd spot, the Blues easily beat the Magpies to make it 5 wins in a row, it seemed as if the Blues were hitting some good form at the right time of the year and with a bye next week, they would be fresh for the finals.

The crowd of 51,000 was a record for home and away matches to that point in time.
"Carlton engaged Collingwood there on August 28 and 51,000 people paid 875 pounds (excluding members' fees) to see the game. Such a "gate" has only been excelled - and then rarely - in a semi final of a final on the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It has to be remembered also there are nearly 6,000 names on the membership roll." (Herald April 16 1921 p5)

During the final quarter as Carlton were in attack, an aeroplane flew over and dropped Peace Loans advertisments. The ground was invaded by boys seeking souvenirs and play was held up until the ground was cleared.

The report and subsequent suspension of star rover Lyle Downs (BOG) would prove extremely costly to Carlton's finals campaign. The ill-fated Lyle was reported twice in his career and suspended for a total of 18 weeks which at this distance would appear excessive.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 3rd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 128.7.

Image: Herald August 28 p1 sporting edition


B: 30 Jack Morrissey 19 Fred Johnson 26 Vern Wright
HB: 18 Wally Raleigh 10 Paddy O'Brien (c) 29 Jack Greenhill
C: 12 Charlie Canet (vc) 15 Croft McKenzie 8 Newton Chandler
HF: 31 Edric Bickford 1 Horrie Clover 9 Ern Carter
F: 2 Percy Daykin 24 Dick Wittmann 21 Stewart McLatchie
Ruck: 27 Bert Boromeo 5 Rupe Hiskins 28 Lyle Downs
Coach: Norman Clark


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