|Venue: Victoria Park||Date: Saturday May 6, 1950|
|Result: Win by 11 points||Umpire: McMurray||Crowd: 30,000 (approx.)|
|Goalkickers: B.Comben 3, F.Bateman 2, K.Baxter 2, A.Streeter 2, F.Davies 1, R.Garby 1, E.Henfry 1.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: K. Hands, (ankle) replaced by F. Bateman at three quarter time. B. Deacon, cork leg.|
Game ReviewCarlton won their second match for the year in a row by defeating the inaccurate Collingwood.
The Blues attacked through Ern Henfry but the move was replused. Collingwood then attacked for most of the quarter but their inaccuracy would prove costly. Ollie Grieve and Jim Clark worked hard in defence. After twenty minutes the Blues broke through for the first goal of the match via Ern Henfry. Just before quarter time the home team scored their first major to leave Carlton trailling by 8 points 1.1 - 1.9
Soon after the start of the second term Ray Garby goaled. The Blues' rucks were dominating but the Collingwood rovers sharked the ball to provide drive into their forward line. Carlton hit the lead when Ken Baxter goaled. The 'Woods were playing better, and they soon added two goals. Fred Davies steadied the ship with the fourth goal. The Blues still trailled by 5 points at half time.
Bruce Comben received a free and from the boundary line and slotted a fine goal. Collingwood then added two goals to lead by 11 points. Allan Streeter then added two goals and Ken Baxter added another. Ollie Grieve and Clark continued to be a stumbling block across the back line. The Blues held a lead of 5 points at three quarter time. 8.6 - 5.19
Carlton's Bruce Comben goaled from the restart. Collingwood replied. Then Bruce Comben added another goal for Carlton to lead by 18 points. The home team attacked but the Blues' defence held firm. Frank Bateman added two goals before Collingwood added a couple of majors late in the quarter. Carlton ran out winners by 11 points. 12.9 - 8.22
Perce Bentley - Sporting Globe May 10"I have been in football a long time now, but this Collingwood team continues to amaze me," said Perce Bentley, Carlton coach.
"They upset my fellows from the first bounce and never at any stage did we recover balance."
"It was a football lesson in how to play a tight game, the sort that puts a brilliant side on the wrong leg and keeps it there."
"We won the game, but had to take a football lesson to do so. We won't forget it."
|B:||33 Ritchie Green||27 Ollie Grieve||14 Vin English|
|HB:||25 Jim Baird||23 Bert Deacon||26 Jim Clark|
|C:||8 Arthur Hodgson||10 Fred Stafford||35 Jack Conley|
|HF:||6 Ern Henfry (c)||20 Ray Garby||22 Allan Streeter|
|F:||28 Fred Davies||21 Ken Baxter||15 Bruce Comben|
|Ruck:||1 Ken Hands (vc)||24 Harry Caspar||9 Jack Mills|
|Res:||7 Jim Davies||29 Frank Bateman|
Round 2 | Round 4