Carlton lost to St Kilda by 12 points at Toorak Park in Jim Knight's farewell game.

Round 5, 1943

Carlton 6.0 36 6.1 37 10.5 65 12.8 80
St Kilda 3.2 20 7.10 52 10.10 70 13.14 92
Venue: Toorak Park
Date: Saturday 5 June 1943
Result: Lost by 12 points
Crowd: 9,000
Goalkickers: J.Mooring 4, L.Collins 2, C.McInnes 2, J.Wrout 2, K.Rae 1, R.Savage 1.

Game Review

The widespread disruption of daily life in Melbourne during World War II impacted on the VFL again this round, forcing this match to be transferred to the picturesque Toorak Park the home of VFA club Prahran. Sitting third on the ladder, Carlton were expected to comfortably account for the tenth-placed Saints, but that's not how things panned out. The Blues kicked six goals straight in the first quarter and seemed set for a comfortable win, only for the Saints to lift and roll home over the top of their visitors for a 12-point win.

It was a costly loss for Carlton - we tumbled from third on the ladder to sixth, and also bid farewell to respected Geelong utility Jim Knight. Jim had played 15 matches for the Blues while Geelong were in recess, and he was waiting to be inducted into the RAAF. Tragically, he was killed only a few months later, when his aircraft crashed on take-off in New Guinea.

Carlton dropped to sixth on the ladder with a percentage of 108.0.


B: 9 Bob Atkinson 12 George Gniel 5 Ted Tuohill
HB: 18 Arthur Sanger 6 Bob Chitty 1 Frank Anderson
C: 15 Vin Brown 7 Tom Dillon 23 Keith Rae
HF: 8 Fred Fitzgibbon 28 Jack Wrout 31 Charlie McInnes
F: 13 Jack Howell 4 Lance Collins 11 Jim Knight
Ruck: 24 Ron Savage 3 Jack Bennett 16 Jim Mooring (acting capt.)
19th Man: 32 Bob Green
Coach: Percy Bentley


100 Games (Carlton): Jack Wrout
Last Game: Jim Knight

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