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Carlton lost to Collingwood by 35 points at Victoria Park.

Round 1, 1918

Carlton 2.2 14 3.3 21 4.3 27 4.6 30
Collingwood 0.6 6 1.10 16 6.15 51 8.17 65
Venue: Victoria Park Date: Saturday May 11, 1918
Result: Loss by 35 points Umpire: Crowd: 8,000
Goalkickers: H.Haughton 2, L.Tasker 2.
Best: P.Daykin, H.Haughton, T.Brown Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

Carlton lost their opening game to Collingwood, but the margin could have been far worse if Collingwood were more accurate in front of goal. Carlton only had 40% of the scoring shots of Collingwood, yet only lost by 35 points.

Carlton Captain Rod McGregor stood down from this game after learning of the loss of his brother on active service.
Of the new players, Leo Tasker and Jim Willis (returning from active service) played well.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 8th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 46.2.


B: 16 Jim Willis 31 Phil McCumisky 20 Bill Hore
HB: 24 Billy Robinson 25 Frank Martin George Muir
C: 12 Charlie Canet 9 Ted Brown 21 William Dunn
HF: 17 Ern Cowley 5 Harry Haughton 2 Percy Daykin (acting capt.)
F: 8 Jack Keily 23 Joe Shortill 14 Leo Tasker
Ruck: 30 Dave Crone 6 Steve Leehane 19 Fred Johnson
Coach: Norman Clark


Debuts: Jack Keily, Ern Cowley and Fred Johnson
Debut (Carlton)): Leo Tasker
Last Game: Billy Robinson

1918 | Round 2