Carlton lost to Collingwood by 26 points at Victoria Park. Ken Baxter kicked 6 goals.

Round 9, 1947

Carlton 3.1 19 8.3 51 12.4 76 13.8 86
Collingwood 4.1 25 8.7 55 11.10 76 16.16 112
Venue: Victoria Park Date: Monday 16 June, 1947
Result: Lose by 26 Points Umpire: F.Spokes Crowd: 43,580
Goalkickers: K.Baxter 6, K.Hands 2, F.Stafford 2, J.Howell 2, R.Garby 1.
Best: K.Baxter, J.Bennett, R.Green, F.Fitzgibbon, J.Howell, E.Henfry, K.Hands.
Injuries: A.Sanger (broken bone in wrist), K.Hands (bruised thigh and injured toe)

Game Review

There was drama before the game when George Bailey who was originally named in the team was replaced by Davies by a match committee who thought Bailey was not fit to play. It was then that the Carlton Doctor arrived and announce to the match committee that Bailey was fit to play. Unfortunately by that time it was too late to include Bailey in the 18 and Davies had to take the field.

Little separated the sides through a fine first half with Collingwood leading by 4 misses. The Blues added 4-1 to 3-3 to tie it up at orange-time.

Unfortunately, the Blues were swamped with Lou Richards adding 3 last-quarter goals to his 2 earlier majors to emerge the match-winner.

Newspaper commentator Gerald Brosnan considered it the "match of the season".

Carlton were still atop the ladder, albeit only on percentage over Melbourne. Collingwood lay 1 game behind.


B: 18 Arthur Sanger 27 Ollie Grieve 25 Jim Baird
HB: 33 Ritchie Green 23 Bert Deacon (vc) 26 Jim Clark
C: 8 Fred Fitzgibbon 6 Ern Henfry (c) 12 Doug Williams
HF: 10 Fred Stafford 1 Ken Hands 20 Ray Garby
F: 28 Fred Davies 21 Ken Baxter 35 Jack Conley
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell 3 Jack Bennett 7 Herb Turner
Res: 5 George Bailey 11 Ron Hines
Coach: Percy Bentley


Last Game: Arthur Sanger

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