Carlton defeated Hawthorn by 63 points at Princes Park. Soapy kicked 8 goals. Jim Park debuted.

Round 4, 1932

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 21, 1932
Result: Win by 63 pointsUmpire: ScottCrowd: 16,000
Goalkickers: H.Vallence 8, V.Arthur 2, J.Green 2, M.Crisp 1, A.Egan 1, G.Mackie 1, F.Williams 1.
Reports: Injuries: F.Williams broken bone in foot. J.Kelly was replaced by A.Egan at three quarter time.
Best: Vallence, Little, Crisp, Opray, Huxtable, Davey

Game Review

After scoring 6 goals in each of the first 3 games of this season 'Soapy' Vallence then scored 8 goals in this match.

Captain Colin Martyn was a late withdrawal from this game due to influenza. His replacement was Leo Opray.

In rain and blustery conditions, Carlton completely outplayed Hawthorn in this game. The Blues adapted better to the wintry conditions, making good use of the university wing. The highlight of the first quarter was Vallence's snap goal over his shoulder from a tight angle. Although Hawthorn improved their play in the second quarter, Carlton was comfortably ahead at half time.

As the third quarter progressed, Carlton drew steadily way and interest mainly centered on whether Vallence would kick his usual six goals. As it was, he missed three easy chances and didn't add to his half time tally of four goals. By dint of his teammates' hard work, he kicked four last quarter goals to finish with eight for the game, and move two goals clear on the VFL goal kicking list. When the final siren blew, Carlton were comfortable 63 point winners.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 6th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 103.0


B: 15 Maurie Johnson 21 Frank Gill (acting capt.) 20 Charlie Street
HB: 9 Eric Huxtable 26 Jim Park 6 Fred Gilby
C: 7 Joe Kelly 28 Eric Little 5 Leo Opray
HF: 30 Vin Arthur 14 Jack Green 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp
F: 24 Gordon Mackie 22 Harry Vallence 25 Fred Williams
Ruck: 17 Charlie Davey 10 Denis Kelleher 23 Jim Crowe
19th Man: 27 Alf Egan
Coach: Dan Minogue


50 Games: Jim Crowe
Debut: Jim Park
Last game: Denis Kelleher

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