|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday 31 May, 1947|
|Result: Win by 19 Points||Umpire: McMurray||Crowd: Approx. 25,000|
|Goalkickers: K.Baxter 4, J.Cooper 2, R.Hines 2, H.Turner 2, F.Stafford 1, J.Howell 1, G.Bailey 1.|
|Best: B.Deacon, J.Bennett, O.Grieve, H.Turner, E.Henfry, F.Stafford, D.Williams.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewThe Blues were pushed throughout by a plucky North.
Kangas rover Harold Somerville (career totals 6 games, 8 goals) booted 5 goals (including 4 consecutively early in the second quarter) to threaten a monumental upset, but Carlton steadied and regained the ascendency by half-time.
North refused to concede however and a titanic struggle ensued. The Blues eventually managed to eke out a 13 point win over the Shinboners.
Carlton maintained top position at 6-1 with a percentage of 155.2 after this match.
|B:||18 Arthur Sanger||15 Vin Brown||27 Ollie Grieve|
|HB:||9 Bob Kelsey||23 Bert Deacon (vc)||26 Jim Clark|
|C:||8 Fred Fitzgibbon||6 Ern Henfry (c)||12 Doug Williams|
|HF:||1 Ken Hands||21 Ken Baxter||11 Ron Hines|
|F:||5 George Bailey||19 Jack S Cooper||10 Fred Stafford|
|Ruck:||13 Jack Howell||3 Jack Bennett||7 Herb Turner|
|Res:||25 Jim Baird||33 Ritchie Green|
MilestonesLast game: Jack S Cooper
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