Carlton lost to Richmond by 13 points at the Punt Road Oval.

Round 8, 1948

Venue: Punt Rd OvalDate: Saturday June 5, 1948
Result: Lose by 13 pointsUmpire: McMurrayCrowd: 33,000
Goalkickers: H.Turner 3, K.Baxter 3, J.Howell 1, F.Davies 1, B.Kelsey 1.
Best: O.Grieve, T.Simmons, B.Deacon, J.Howell, D.Williams, F.Davies.
Reports: NilInjuries: G.Bailey (leg injury)

Game Review

A fifth consecutive loss, this time to the Tigers, meant the Blues were languishing at 2-6.

For the second week on the trot the Blues enjoyed a handy half-time advantage (which might have been more substantial given better kicking for goal), only to be swamped in the third term. Unlike the previous week against Melbourne, at least the Blues refused to go quietly against the Tiges. They fought back strongly in the last quarter but their earlier inaccuracy meant that, despite a 30-23 advantage in scoring shots, they fell 13 points shy of Richmond.

Ollie Grieve and Bert Deacon were again stoic in defence. Chooka Howell was also having a fine season in the ruck. More was needed from the others wearing the Navy Blue.


B: 33 Ritchie Green 27 Ollie Grieve 5 George Bailey
HB: 2 Tom Simmons 23 Bert Deacon (vc) 26 Jim Clark
C: 30 Max Howell 6 Ern Henfry (c) 12 Doug Williams
HF: 10 Fred Stafford 1 Ken Hands 20 Ray Garby
F: 28 Fred Davies 21 Ken Baxter 7 Herb Turner
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell 8 Frank Cahill 35 Jack Conley
Res: 9 Bob Kelsey 22 Allan Streeter
Coach: Percy Bentley


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