|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday 16 August, 1947|
|Result: Win by 73 Points||Umpire: Cole||Crowd: Approx. 11,000|
|Goalkickers: J.Baird 3, J.Howell 3, R.Garby 3, K.Hands 2, H.Turner 1, J.Conley 1, F.Davies 1.|
|Best: J.Clark (BOG), B.Deacon, D.Williams, K.Hands, R.Green, O.Grieve.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: G.Bailey (bruised ribs), J.Conley (strained leg muscles)|
Game ReviewA pathetic St Kilda were easily dispatched by Carlton in a total mismatch.
The game was essentially over as a contest by early in the 2nd quarter and the only interest after half-time revolved around the Saints chances of scoring a major.
Saints full-forward Peter Bennett robbed the match of even this macabre interest when he goaled in the third term. He eventually registered all 3 of St Kilda's goals. Bennett was a champion waterpolo player who represented Australia at the Helsinki and Melbourne Olympics. Playing for St Kilda in this era was a pointless and generally thankless task, which probably explains why he retired from football to concentrate on his aquatic endeavours.
|B:||33 Ritchie Green||27 Ollie Grieve||5 George Bailey|
|HB:||15 Vin Brown||23 Bert Deacon (acting capt.)||26 Jim Clark|
|C:||8 Fred Fitzgibbon||10 Fred Stafford||12 Doug Williams|
|HF:||34 Les Carr||1 Ken Hands||20 Ray Garby|
|F:||28 Fred Davies||25 Jim Baird||7 Herb Turner|
|Ruck:||13 Jack Howell||3 Jack Bennett||35 Jack Conley|
|Res:||2 Bill Redmond||29 Allan Greenshields|
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