|Date:||Saturday 31 August 1940|
|Result:||Win by 22 points|
|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|
|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.|
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.
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|
100 Goals: Paul Schmidt
Round 17 | 1941