Semi Final, 1936         Carlton lost to Melbourne by 9 points at the MCG.

Semi Final, 1936

Venue: M.C.G.Date: Saturday September 12, 1936
Result: Lose by 9 pointsUmpire: BlackburnCrowd: 55,094
Goalkickers: H.Vallence 3, A.Clarke 3, R.Cooper 2, F.Anderson 1, K.Shea 1, J.Wrout 1.
Best: J.Carney, R.Cooper, J.Hale, G.Mackie, K.Shea, A.Clarke, B.Green, K.Dunn, W.Mutimer.
Reports: T.Pollock (Carl) reported by boundary umpire Lancaster for striking Lewis (Melb)Injuries: C.Denning replaced J.Wrout (knee) in the second quarter.

Game Review

A bad habit of the past few seasons would reoccur in this game, Carlton would enter their first finals game as a hot favourite and then promptly lose it. Melbourne would start the game the better side, kicking 5 goals in the first quarter to 2 goals and establishing a 22 point lead by half-time. The Blues gave their fans some hope in the third quarter and with Clarke, Cooper and Carney all lifting were constantly in attack. Unfortunately bad kicking let the side down, scoring only 3.7 to Melbourne's 3.4.

Once again Carlton lifted, and they kicked the opening three goals of the final term to get back into the contest. In time on the Blues had plenty of easy shots for goal, but managed only 5 points and 3 out of bounds on the full to effectively throw the game away. Despite having 6 more scoring shots the team fell 9 points short of Melbourne and had an early exit from the finals.


B: 2 Don McIntyre 26 Jim Park 10 Jim Francis (c)
HB: 9 Eric Huxtable 24 Gordon Mackie 11 Jack Hale
C: 7 Jack Carney 1 Frank Anderson 32 Bob Green
HF: 8 Keith Shea 28 Jack Wrout 3 Wally Mutimer
F: 5 Keith Dunn 22 Harry Vallence 19 Ron Cooper
Ruck: 16 Ted Pollock 15 Horrie Bullen 31 Ansell Clarke
19th Man: 34 Clen Denning
Coach: Frank Maher


Charlie Davey was unavailable for selection as he was rushed to hospital with appendicitis on the Friday morning.


Last Game (Carlton): Wally Mutimer
600th Goal: Harry Vallence with his third and last goal.

Round 18 | 1937

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