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Round 16, 1947         Carlton lost to Essendon by 40 points at Princes Park.

Round 16, 1947

Carlton 1.4 10 4.8 32 7.10 52 7.12 54
Essendon 1.5 11 4.8 32 7.10 52 13.16 94
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday 2 August, 1947
Result: Lose by 40 Points Umpire: Sawyer Crowd: Approx. 38,000
Goalkickers: J.Baird 3, H.Turner 2, R.Boys 1, R.Garby 1.
Best: J.Bennett, D.Williams, E.Henfry, J.Baird, G.Bailey, H.Turner, V.Brown.
Reports: Nil Injuries: J.Bennett (injured leg), O.Grieve (sprained wrist), E.Henfry (slightly wrenched ankle)










Game Review

Despite their winning formline the Blues were looking shaky having been stretched to breaking point by Melbourne, South, Richmond and Footscray in successive weeks.

Now they met Essendon, the defending champions, who after an indifferent start, had recorded 7 straight wins to move into the second position. The Blues were missing two of their absolute best in Bert Deacon and Chooka Howell. Carlton were obviously primed for the taking.

For three quarters the match was incredibly tight with one point separating the teams at quarter time and scores locked together for the next two breaks. But the Bombers overran Carlton in the last quarter to win by 40 points. This was Carlton's first loss since Round 9.


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Team

B: 33 Ritchie Green 27 Ollie Grieve 5 George Bailey
HB: 29 Allan Greenshields 15 Vin Brown 26 Jim Clark
C: 8 Fred Fitzgibbon 6 Ern Henfry (c) 12 Doug Williams
HF: 10 Fred Stafford 1 Ken Hands 20 Ray Garby
F: 31 Ron Boys 25 Jim Baird 7 Herb Turner
Ruck: 28 Fred Davies 3 Jack Bennett 35 Jack Conley
Res: 34 Les Carr 14 Alan Sorrell
Coach: Percy Bentley



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