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Round 1, 1940         Carlton d Geelong by 27 pts - Corio Oval. Jim Mooring's debut

Round 1, 1940

Carlton 1.5 11 6.18 54 8.21 69 12.27 99
Geelong 3.7 25 4.11 35 7.14 56 9.18 72
Venue: Corio Oval Date: Saturday April 27, 1940
Result: Win by 27 points Umpire: Coward Crowd: 12,000 Takings: £381
Goalkickers: K.Baxter 2, R.Cooper 2, P.Schmidt 2, J.Wrout 2, J.Hale 1, H.Hollingshead 1, R.McLean 1, J.Mooring 1.
Best: J.Carney, K.Baxter, B.Diggins.
Reports: J.Carney. Injuries: Nil











Game Review

You can almost feel the wind crossing the ground with scorelines like this - the Blues prevailed down at Geelong with 12.27, a massive 39 scoring shots, to start Season 1940 with a win.

Place Kicks

"Carlton showed at Geelong that the place kick is not altogether forgotten and demonstrated its value when kicking for goals, Although the Blues' forward work was generally faulty, Wrout and Hale obtained full returns with their attempts at goal."
Jack Wrout place-kicked the Blues' first goal and Jack Hale place-kicked the seventh.
(Sporting Globe April 27 p5)

At the end of this round Carlton were in 2nd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 137.5.

Despite seven months of war, 111,000 people attended the opening round of VFL matches. Just 6,000 down on the opening round of 1939.

Team


B: 2 Don McIntyre 21 Frank Gill 26 Jim Park
HB: 6 Bob Chitty 10 Jim Francis (vc) 1 Frank Anderson
C: 7 Jack Carney 23 Paul Schmidt 32 Bob Green
HF: 19 Ron Cooper 28 Jack Wrout 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp
F: 17 Harry Hollingshead 4 Ken Baxter 16 Jim Mooring
Ruck: 5 Brighton Diggins (cc) 14 Rod McLean 11 Jack Hale
19th Man: 27 Cyril Mann
Coach: Brighton Diggins


Milestones

Debut: Jim Mooring


1940 | Round 2

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