|Venue: Western Oval||Date: Saturday August 7, 1948|
|Result: Win by 68 points||Umpire: Jamieson||Crowd: 17,500|
|Goalkickers: R.Garby 6, F.Davies 4, J.Mooring 2, B.Kelsey 1, H.Turner 1, F.Cahill 1.|
|Best: F.Davies, O.Grieve, E.Henfry, R.Garby, H.Turner, A.Streeter, R.Green.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: B.Kelsey (nature of injury unknown)|
Game ReviewCarlton opened with the breeze and kept the Dogs scoreless in the first term whilst scoring 4-6. The game was over as a contest at half-time after the Blues had held the Tricolours to 2-3 with the wind and managed 1-6 into it.
After Carlton had extended the advantage to 59 points at the last change, an extraordinary last quarter saw the Bulldogs add 4-11 only for the Blues to reply with 5-2.
Three easy victories had rekindled a flicker of hope of finals action. At 8-7, wins in all of the last 4 rounds would certainly do it while 1 loss would make the chances problematic.
|B:||35 Jack Conley||27 Ollie Grieve||9 Bob Kelsey|
|HB:||33 Ritchie Green||1 Ken Hands||26 Jim Clark|
|C:||32 Basil Hunter||6 Ern Henfry (c)||12 Doug Williams|
|HF:||2 Tom Simmons||21 Ken Baxter||20 Ray Garby|
|F:||22 Allan Streeter||28 Fred Davies||7 Herb Turner|
|Ruck:||3 Frank Cahill||14 Alan Sorrell||16 Jim Mooring|
|Res:||29 Tom Leehane||30 Max Howell|
MilestonesDebut and only game: Tom Leehane
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