Carlton was too good at home for Footscray, in 'Gentleman Jim' Park's farewell match.

Round 18, 1940

Carlton 5.6 36 7.8 50 11.10 76 15.12 102
Footscray 4.4 28 7.8 50 10.12 72 11.14 80
Venue: Princes Park
Date: Saturday 31 August 1940
Result: Win by 22 points
Crowd: 9,000
Goalkickers: C.Mann 3, R.Cooper 2, B.Green 2, B.McTaggert 2, P.Schmidt 2, J.Wrout 2, J.Bennett 1, R.McLean 1.
Reports: Bob Chitty (Striking Bill Crosling) - Not Guilty. Rod McLean (alleged unseemly conduct and abusive language towards field umpire), C. Mann (reported by two umpires for unseemly conduct, bumping and shouldering.) Guilty, 2 weeks
Umpire: O'Brien
Injuries: J.Mooring (fractured shoulder) replaced by B.Bignell at half time.
Best: D.McIntyre, C.Mann, B.Chitty, J.Francis, J.Hale, J.Wrout.

Game Review

Carlton's great 1938 Premiership defender 'Gentleman Jim' Park was farewelled after this tight game against Footscray, as he headed off to give his life for his country while fighting the Japanese invasion of New Guinea.

The game itself was a tussle of fifth versus sixth - both sides were out of the finals race, but there was still pride to be won. Scores were level at half-time after an entertaining affair, but the Blues found plenty when it counted and were worthy winners.

Team enforcer Bob Chitty found himself in trouble with the umpire again and was placed on report, but to the Blues' all-round relief, he was adjudged not guilty.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 5th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 111.3.


"Carlton's reunion of old players, held during the interval and long afterwards, was a great success, judging by the enthusiasm shown at the gathering, over which President Ken Luke presided. Seventy-five old stalwarts played dozens of games over again, as incident of long ago refreshed their memories. Jack Baker who played with Carlton in 1875 was the oldest, with Jack Melville (1877) and A. Fitzgerald (1882) next in line. Other familiar names were Alex "Dookie" McKenzie, V. Valentine, R. Hiskens, Horrie Clover, Alec Duncan, J. Goonan and W. Mutimer."
(Sporting Globe August 31 p3)


B: 2 Don McIntyre 26 Jim Park 31 Charlie McInnes
HB: 6 Bob Chitty 10 Jim Francis (acting capt.) 1 Frank Anderson
C: 7 Jack Carney 8 Jack Skinner 32 Bob Green
HF: 16 Jim Mooring 28 Jack Wrout 19 Ron Cooper
F: 27 Cyril Mann 20 Bert McTaggart 23 Paul Schmidt
Ruck: 14 Rod McLean 3 Jack Bennett 11 Jack Hale
19th Man: 34 Bernie Bignell
Coach: Brighton Diggins


Last Game: Jim Park
100 Goals: Paul Schmidt

Round 17 | 1941
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