|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 ReviewYou 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.
|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|
MilestonesDebut: Jim Mooring
1940 | Round 2