Round 6, 1948         Carlton lost to Essendon by 28 points. Ken Baxter kicked 6 goals.

Round 6, 1948

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 22, 1948
Result: Lose by 28 pointsUmpire: F.SpokesCrowd: 25,000
Goalkickers: K.Baxter 6, R.Garby 2, A.Streeter 2, H.Turner 2, F.Davies 1, D.Williams 1.
Best: J.Howell, B.Deacon, K.Baxter, O.Grieve, F.Stafford, B.Kelsey, D.Williams.
Reports: NilInjuries: E.Henfry (injured leg)

Game Review

The Blues had "pinched" the 1947 flag from the Bombers with a last-minute snap goal from Fred Stafford. This game presented Essendon with a chance for some meagre revenge.

The Blues were struggling for form entering the match (at 2-3) whilst the Bombers had compiled 4 wins, and a draw with the Tigers in round 5. Carlton welcomed back star full-forward Ken Baxter for his first appearance of 1948. Baxter didn't disappoint, dobbing 6 majors (including all 5 Carlton scored to half-time)but little else went right.

Essendon gained a slight quarter-time advantage, sprinted away in the second stanza, maintained their advantage through the third and were never really threatened in the last. The Blues couldn't contain the stellar Essondon roving division of Dick Reynolds and Bill Hutchinson.

The Premiership defence was looking decidly shaky...


B: 33 Ritchie Green 27 Ollie Grieve 9 Bob Kelsey
HB: 2 Tom Simmons 23 Bert Deacon (vc) 26 Jim Clark
C: 11 Ron Hines 6 Ern Henfry (c) 12 Doug Williams
HF: 10 Fred Stafford 25 Jim Baird 20 Ray Garby
F: 28 Fred Davies 21 Ken Baxter 22 Allan Streeter
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell 14 Alan Sorrell 35 Jack Conley
Res: 29 Allan Greenshields 7 Herb Turner ~hs~
Coach: Percy Bentley


Debut: Tom Simmons
Last Game: Ron Hines

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