Round 17, 1947         Carlton defeated St Kilda by 73 points at Princes Park.

Round 17, 1947

Carlton 4.3 27 7.6 48 9.12 66 14.19 103
St Kilda 0.3 3 0.8 8 2.12 24 3.12 30
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday 16 August, 1947
Result: Win by 73 Points Umpire: Cole Crowd: Approx. 11,000
Goalkickers: J.Baird 3, J.Howell 3, R.Garby 3, K.Hands 2, H.Turner 1, J.Conley 1, F.Davies 1.
Best: J.Clark (BOG), B.Deacon, D.Williams, K.Hands, R.Green, O.Grieve.
Reports: Nil Injuries: G.Bailey (bruised ribs), J.Conley (strained leg muscles)

Game Review

A pathetic St Kilda were easily dispatched by Carlton in a total mismatch.

The game was essentially over as a contest by early in the 2nd quarter and the only interest after half-time revolved around the Saints chances of scoring a major.

Saints full-forward Peter Bennett robbed the match of even this macabre interest when he goaled in the third term. He eventually registered all 3 of St Kilda's goals. Bennett was a champion waterpolo player who represented Australia at the Helsinki and Melbourne Olympics. Playing for St Kilda in this era was a pointless and generally thankless task, which probably explains why he retired from football to concentrate on his aquatic endeavours.


B: 33 Ritchie Green 27 Ollie Grieve 5 George Bailey
HB: 15 Vin Brown 23 Bert Deacon (acting capt.) 26 Jim Clark
C: 8 Fred Fitzgibbon 10 Fred Stafford 12 Doug Williams
HF: 34 Les Carr 1 Ken Hands 20 Ray Garby
F: 28 Fred Davies 25 Jim Baird 7 Herb Turner
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell 3 Jack Bennett 35 Jack Conley
Res: 2 Bill Redmond 29 Allan Greenshields
Coach: Percy Bentley

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