|Venue: MCG||Date: Saturday September 18, 1920|
|Result: Win by 23 points||Umpire: Elder||Crowd: 62,220|
|Goalkickers: P.Daykin 2, E.Bickford 2, S.McLatchie 1, E.Carter 1, F.Martin 1.|
|Best: J.Greenhill, F.Johnson, P.O'Brien, F.Martin, N.Chandler, E.Bickford, C.Canet, B.Boromeo, M.Beasy, G.Green.|
|Reports:||Injuries: Green (lacerated head) carried off in the first quarter, returned after half time.|
Game ReviewChampion rover Lyle Downs missed this vital game through suspension, and Carlton introduced Maurie Beasy for his first appearance. This was the first time in our history that Carlton had included a debutante in a final, and Beasy was a good performer in a strong defensive effort by the Blues. The only other Carlton player so honoured was Scott Howell, sixty years later in the 1980 finals.
This final was played in heavy conditions. The Blues adapted better in the first half, and kicked four goals to one to establish a handy 20-point half-time break, before a great third quarter by the Tigers gave them a sniff of victory. After kicking three goals to none in the term, they led by a point at the final change.
Carlton, however, steadied in the last quarter and ran away with the game by 23 points, in the Blues' first finals victory over Richmond since 1916.
The Albury Banner in its report lamented the fact that no one bounced, or drop kicked the ball.
|B:||18 Wally Raleigh||19 Fred Johnson||25 Frank Martin|
|HB:||11 Maurie Beasy||10 Paddy O'Brien (c)||29 Jack Greenhill|
|C:||12 Charlie Canet (vc)||15 Croft McKenzie||8 Newton Chandler|
|HF:||31 Edric Bickford||1 Horrie Clover||9 Ern Carter|
|F:||2 Percy Daykin||16 Gordon Green||24 Dick Wittmann|
|Ruck:||27 Bert Boromeo||5 Rupe Hiskins||21 Stewart McLatchie|
MilestonesDebut: Maurie Beasy
Losing Streaks: This win marked the end of a record equalling run of 5 consecutive finals losses for the Blues
Round 17 | Preliminary Final