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Carlton defeated Melbourne by 13 points at Princes Park. Four players made their debuts, including Fred Stafford. Ken Hands kicked 7 goals.

Round 1, 1947

Carlton 5.5 35 8.11 59 13.14 92 17.20 122
Melbourne 3.4 22 6.8 44 10.8 68 16.13 109
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday 19 April, 1947
Result: Win by 13 Points Umpire: Bride Crowd: Approx. 24,000
Goalkickers: K.Hands 7, J.Mooring 4, K.Baxter 3, A.Sorrell 2, R.Garby 1.
Best: R.Garby, K.Hands, R.Hines, F.Davies, B.Deacon, J.Howell, A.Sorrell.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil












Game Review

Carlton started 1947 on a positive note with a good win over the previous year's runners-up, Melbourne. The Blues opened up a 13 point lead at quarter time and were able to hold the Demons at bay for the remainder of the match.

Carlton were 6th on the ladder with a percentage of 111.9 after this match.

Team

B: 5 George Bailey 15 Vin Brown 28 Fred Davies
HB: 29 Allan Greenshields 23 Bert Deacon (vc) 26 Jim Clark
C: 11 Ron Hines 6 Ern Henfry (c) 8 Fred Fitzgibbon
HF: 35 Jack Conley 21 Ken Baxter 20 Ray Garby
F: 14 Alan Sorrell 1 Ken Hands 10 Fred Stafford
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell 27 Ollie Grieve 16 Jim Mooring
Res: 9 Bob Kelsey 7 Herb Turner
Coach: Percy Bentley


Milestones

100 Games: Jim Mooring
Debut: Bob Kelsey, Fred Stafford, Alan Sorrell, Allan Greenshields


1947 | Round 2