Carlton defeated Hawthorn by 51 points at Glenferrie Oval.

Round 2, 1935

Venue: Glenferrie Oval Date: Monday May 6, 1935
Result: Win by 51 pointsUmpire: BattCrowd: 23,000
Goalkickers: R.Cooper 3, C.Davey 2, A.De Luca 2, J.Cashman 1, A.Clarke 1, M.Crisp 1, G.Dougherty 1, B.Green 1, N.Le Brun 1, W.Mutimer 1.
Best: R. Cooper, K. Shea, G. Dougherty, M. Crisp, E. Huxtable, B. Green
Reports:Charlie Davey (Attempted Retaliation against Leo Murphy) - Not Guilty. Injuries:

Game Review

Carlton were too good all day for an undermanned Hawthorn, winning by 51 points at Glenferrie Oval. Playing on a Monday (the King’s Silver Jubilee public holiday), Carlton displayed some brilliant football, highlighted by pace, precision play and clever handball; the only black mark for the Blues being their atrocious kicking, finishing with 27 behinds.

Two changes were made to the team for this round. Welcomed back were Ansell Clarke and Fred Gilby. Harry Vallence and Rod McLean were the omissions. Frank Anderson filled the 19th man position.

In glorious weather with a large crowd in attendance, Davey on the toss and chose to kick to the Grandstand goal. Hawthorn were first to attack, but spoilt early chances through being over eager, with players spoiling one another. Weight was being used from the outset, but the congested play suited Carlton. The Blues’ first goal came from Mutimer, but Hawthorn answered with two smart goals. Opening up the play and playing wide to the wings, with Shea prominent, enabled Carlton to kick goals in quick succession through Cooper and Crisp. Hale and Huxtable were defending well, preventing several attacks and their work assisted Davey to add two goals. Carlton had already succeeded in creating a loose man which the Mayblooms were struggling to counter. Counter-attacking, Hawthorn kicked their third and fourth goals to trail by 11 points at quarter time.

Carlton went further ahead at the resumption of play. Cashman goaled with an easy shot and Le Brun marked splendidly to kick goal number seven. A long chain of passes resulted in a goal to Hawthorn, but another attack shortly after was wasted. This allowed the Blues to rebound and a kick found Cooper who scored a lovely drop kick goal. A run of four behinds to the Blues followed. Negating Carlton’s brilliance in the midfield, Hawthorn was crowding the play, harrying Carlton forwards into errors when kicking. Hawthorn’s second goal for the term came after an exciting passage. Despite winning all over, poor kicking cost the Blues, who should have led by more than 22 points at the main interval. Shea, Cooper, Huxtable and Dougherty had been very good in the first half.

Fine defence from both sides were the hallmarks of the third quarter. Shea, Crisp and Cooper were proving elusive but Hawthorn’s tactic of punching the ball out worked well for a time, stopping several attacks. Carlton’s goal-kicking was atrocious, with five behinds scored in a row. Hawthorn was first to goal from a chain of passes which travelled the length of the ground. The game had opened up and fast, vigorous play was being played by both sides. A dashing run from Green late in the quarter resulted in the ninth Carlton goal, one of only two scored by both sides in the term. At the final change, the Blues were 27 points in front.

The fast, exhilarating football continued in the final term. Shea was brilliant, and gave opportunities for Dougherty and Cooper to kick truly and increase the lead. It was a rugged and fierce encounter, with neither side giving an inch. Fighting a determined battle, Hawthorn kicked their eighth and ninth goals to inch closer. Still dreadful in front of goals, Carlton brought up their 24th behind, before De Luca goaled from a free kick. Another goal to De Luca and one to Clarke increased the lead and suddenly, the fire went out of the game, as the result was now a foregone conclusion. When the bell rang, Carlton, the better side all day, had won by 51 points in an entertaining game.

Hawthorn's Leo Murphy copped 4 weeks for striking Charlie Davey. Charlie's report for "attempted retaliation" makes for interesting reading. Perhaps we should be thankful Charlie's attempt failed as it may have turned Leo's grandson Marc off the mighty Blues!

At the end of this round Carlton were in 6th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 126.8.


B: 6 Fred Gilby 21 Frank Gill 26 Jim Park
HB: 9 Eric Huxtable 10 Jim Francis 11 Jack Hale
C: 32 Bob Green 8 Keith Shea 27 Clete Turner
HF: 31 Ansell Clarke 35 George Dougherty 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp (vc)
F: 4 Jack Cashman 20 Alby De Luca 18 Norm Le Brun
Ruck: 17 Charlie Davey (c) 3 Wally Mutimer 19 Ron Cooper
19th Man: 1 Frank Anderson
Coach: Frank Maher

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