Round 4, 1937         Carlton lost to North Melboune by 2 points at Princes Park.

Round 4, 1937

Nth Melbourne5.3335.3338.85610.1474
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 15, 1937
Result: Lose by 2 pointsUmpire: NicholsonCrowd: 14,000
Goalkickers: H.Vallence 4, A.Clarke 2, K.Shea 2, F.Ayers 1, M.Crisp 1.
Reports: Injuries: J.Carney (torn calf muscles) replaced by C.Denning first quarter. A.Clarke (torn ligaments right foot), E.Huxtable (badly bruised thigh)

Game Review

This was North Melbourne's first victory over Carlton at Princes Park. The game was tight throughout but North Melbourne would create a 2 point margin through the third quarter; a margin that would remain as the final siren tolled.

North shocked the Blues with their pace, and raced away to lead by 25 points to nil during the first term. The Blues hit back in the second quarter and held a 2 point lead at half time. During the final term North resumed it's fast paced attack and got out to a two goal lead, the Blues pegged them back to one point, then North attacked for another point when the bell rang.

The Blues finished the game with 17 men, with Clarke injured and was unable to contribute. Carlton's recent failures has been attributed to the lack of form of proven match winners from previous seasons.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 8th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 107.0.


F. Anderson, Gill, Hale, Francis, Vallence, Ayers, Butler, McLean, Park


Vallence 4.4, Clarke 2.0, Shea 2.1, Ayers 1.2, Crisp 1.1, Butler 0.2, McLean 0.1, Denning 0.1


B: 2 Don McIntyre 21 Frank Gill 26 Jim Park
HB: 9 Eric Huxtable 1 Frank Anderson 11 Jack Hale
C: 7 Jack Carney 10 Jim Francis (vc) 18 Frank P Williams
HF: 8 Keith Shea 25 Arch Shields 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp
F: 13 George Collard 22 Harry Vallence 29 Bert Butler
Ruck: 14 Rod McLean 3 Fred Ayers 31 Ansell Clarke (c)
19th Man: 35 Clen Denning
Coach: Percy Rowe

In - Out

In: F.Anderson, G.Collard, J.Park, F.P. Williams
Out: C.Davey (injured), K.Dunn, B.Green, P.Schmidt


Last Game (Carlton): Frank P Williams

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