Round 1, 1938         Carlton defeated Hawthorn by 16 points at Glenferrie Oval. Brighton Diggins and Charlie McInnes on debut for the Blues. Soapy Vallence and Mick Price kicked 5 goals each.

Round 1, 1938

Venue: Glenferrie OvalDate: Saturday April 23, 1938
Result: Win by 16 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 18,000
Goalkickers: H.Vallence 5, M.Price 5,H.Hollingshead 2, R.Cooper 1, M.Crisp 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

This game marked the successful debut of Brighton Diggins as captain-coach of the Carlton Football Club.

One wonders if the expectations amongst the Blues supporters were as great on this day, as they were 27 years later (in 1965) - when another Carlton captain-coach in Ron Barassi also led the Blues into battle against Hawthorn at Glenferrie Oval in Round 1.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 4th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 121.1.


B: 2 Don McIntyre 21 Frank Gill 26 Jim Park
HB: 6 Bob Chitty 10 Jim Francis (vc) 11 Jack Hale
C: 7 Jack Carney 9 Eric Huxtable 32 Bob Green
HF: 25 Arch Shields 1 Frank Anderson 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp
F: 17 Harry Hollingshead 22 Harry Vallence 30 Mick Price
Ruck: 5 Brighton Diggins (cc) 27 Kevin Fox 19 Ron Cooper
19th Man: 31 Charlie McInnes
Coach: Brighton Diggins


Debut: Charlie McInnes
Debut (Carlton): Brighton Diggins

1938 | Round 2

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1997 - Brett Ratten interview (pg 2 of 2) 14/05/97.
1909 Carlton GF Team.

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