Round 19, 1945         Carlton thrashed Geelong by 94 points at Princes Park.

Round 19, 1945

Carlton 5.3 33 12.9 81 14.13 97 23.23 161
Geelong 1.2 8 2.6 18 7.8 50 9.13 67
Venue: Princes Park
Date: Saturday 25 August 1945
Result: Won by 94 points
Crowd: 9,000
Goalkickers: H.Turner 6, K.Baxter 6, L.Collins 4, K.Hands 3, A.Way 2, R.McLean 1, M.Price 1.
Umpire: Jamieson

Game Review

From the opening bounce this afternoon, Carlton made their intentions clear with five goals in the first term, and another seven in the second. Geelong’s forwards were impotent, and the Cats trailed by 63 points at the main break. Thanks to a constant supply of quality ball from Clinton Wines in the centre, Carlton’s star full-forward Ken Baxter, and nippy rover Herb ‘Stumpy’ Turner ended up with six goals apiece, and at the final bell the margin in favour of the Blues was a whopping 94 points. It was an emphatic victory, setting a record margin that wasn’t topped for 21 years.

After the game there was further joy when news came through that Footscray and North Melbourne (third and fourth respectively) had both suffered shock defeats. Suddenly, Carlton was well and truly back in the finals race.


B: 18 Arthur Sanger 15 Vin Brown 25 Jim Baird
HB: 6 Bob Chitty (c) 23 Bert Deacon 9 Wal Alexander
C: 12 Doug Williams 10 Clinton Wines 8 Fred Fitzgibbon
HF: 4 Alec Way 1 Ken Hands 5 Lance Collins
F: 14 Rod McLean (vc) 21 Ken Baxter 7 Herb Turner
Ruck: 24 Ron Savage 3 Jack Bennett 30 Mick Price
19th Man: 2 Ken Hopper
Coach: Percy Bentley

Interesting Fact: This was the tenth time that Carlton has used numbers 1 to 10 in the same senior side, the last time was Round 6, 1938.

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