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Carlton lost to Geelong by 6 points at the MCG. Geelong would win the flag the following week.

Preliminary Final, 1931

Carlton7.5478.65410.117111.1177
Geelong0.008.95710.107011.1783
Venue: MCGDate: Saturday October 3, 1931
Result: Lose by 6 pointsUmpire: ScottCrowd: 36,653
Goalkickers: H.Vallence 3, C.Davey 2, A.Doyle 1, J.Kelly 1, G.Morrissey 1, M.Crisp 1, V.Arthur 1, J.Crowe 1.
Best: C.Davey, E.Huxtable, G.Morrissey, J.Kelly, M.Crisp, H.Vallence.
Reports: Injuries: Egan (bruised shoulder) replaced by Williams last quarter. Crisp concussion late last quarter.













Game Review

After setting numerous records with the 88 point thumping of Collingwood the previous week, Carlton started on fire in this game. The Blues, kicking with the wind, scored 7 goals to nil in the first quarter. Unfortunately Geelong also made great use of the breeze in the second term, kicking 8 goals to 1 to lead at half-time.

After a tight third quarter, Carlton harrased Geelong the whole of the final quarter, and this pressure forced Geelong to kick 6 behinds in a row. The Blues couldn't capitalise, though, and Geelong goaled through Jack Collins to score a 6 point victory. Geelong would defeat Richmond the following Saturday to take the 1931 flag.

Harry Vallence finished on top of the VFL goal kicking ladder with 86 goals.


Free Kicks

103 free kicks awarded
Per Quarter
Carl. 10, 8, 8, 12. Total 38
Geel. 29, 19, 14, 12. Total 65
Gill 8; Davey 5; Egan 4; Arthur, Crisp, Huxtable, Little 3 each; Green, Vallence 2; Clarke, Kelly, Kelleher, Martyn, Morrissey 1 each. Total 38.

Marks

Per Quarter
Carl. 23, 10, 22, 12. Total 67
Geel. 13, 18, 18, 14. Total 63
Davey 15; Gill 6; Arthur, Crowe, Martyn 5 each; Doyle, Gilby, Huxtable 4 each; Crisp, Green, Kelly, Morrissey 3 each; Egan, Johnson 2 each; Clarke, Llittle, Vallence, 1 each. Total 67.

Scorers

Vallence 3.1, Davey 2.0, Arthur 1.4, Crisp 1.2, Crowe 1.2, Doyle 1.1, Kelly 1.0, Morrissey 1.0, Little 0.1

How Goals Scored

Snaps 5.7, Marks 4.4, Frees 2.0


Team

B: 8 George Morrissey 21 Frank Gill (vc) 15 Maurie Johnson
HB: 9 Eric Huxtable 14 Jack Green 6 Fred Gilby
C: 7 Joe Kelly 2 Colin Martyn (c) 28 Eric Little
HF: 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp 27 Alf Egan 30 Vin Arthur
F: 19 Alec Doyle 22 Harry Vallence 23 Jim Crowe
Ruck: 17 Charlie Davey 10 Denis Kelleher 31 Ansell Clarke
19th Man: 29 Fred Williams
Coach: Dan Minogue

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Sporting Globe October 03


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Milestones

Last Games: George Morrissey, Alec Doyle


Semi Final | 1932