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Round 7, 1940         Carlton lost to Footscray by 10 pts - Western Oval

Round 7, 1940

Carlton 5.3 33 8.4 52 11.7 73 12.8 80
Footscray 2.3 15 4.13 37 7.15 57 12.18 90
Venue: Western Oval
Date: Saturday 8 June 1940
Result: Lose by 10 points
Crowd: 13,000
Goalkickers: P.Schmidt 4.0, J.Wrout 4.0, K.Baxter 3.0, J.Hale 1.1, C.Crisp 0.1, B.Green 0.1, C.Mann 0.1, rushed 0.4
Reports:
Umpire: Coward
Injuries: J.Hale (bruised leg) replaced by B.McTaggart late in the last quarter
Best:

Game Review

Carlton lost to 6th placed Footscray in Round 7, in front of 13000 people at the Western Oval - the highest attendance for the round. We remained in third place, but fell a game behind leaders Melbourne and Richmond.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 3rd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 105.2.

Team

B: 1 Frank Anderson 21 Frank Gill 26 Jim Park
HB: 6 Bob Chitty 10 Jim Francis (acting capt.) 9 Gordon Cameron
C: 7 Jack Carney 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp 16 Jim Mooring
HF: 32 Bob Green 4 Ken Baxter 19 Ron Cooper
F: 27 Cyril Mann 28 Jack Wrout 23 Paul Schmidt
Ruck: 14 Rod McLean 3 Jack Bennett 11 Jack Hale
19th Man: 20 Bert McTaggart
Coach: Brighton Diggins


War Effort

It was announced during the week that the Carlton players had donated their provident fund and other amounts to the war loan.
£1,026 had been handed over by players, committeemen and staff. The club also handed over a further £400 to the war effort.
The Blues are the first VFL club to make such a donation.

Milestones

Debut: Bert McTaggart


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