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Round 1, 1928         Carlton defeated Fitzroy by 38 points - Brunswick Street Oval

Round 1, 1928

Carlton7.3459.35712.77918.9117
Fitzroy2.4166.12489.126611.1379
Venue: Brunswick Street OvalDate: Saturday April 21, 1928
Result: Win by 38 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 30,000
Goalkickers: H.Clover 5, H.Dunn 4, L.Johnson 3, H.Ross 3, G.Gough 2, T.Downs 1.
Best: L.Johnson, H.Ross, A.Duncan, H.Clover, T.Downs, R.Brew
Reports: Injuries:










Game Review

The Blues had only won one game at Brunswick Street since 1918.
Hector Ross kicks 3 goals on debut.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 2nd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 148.1.

Footnote:

New Rules:
"Yet injuries were not at all numerous, despite the extra latitude allowed players, under the new holding the man, holding the ball rule, one thing is quite evident: The public do not yet understand it. As for the umpire, it seems that it is more difficult to interpret.
Put briefly, the umpire under the new rule should not award frees for holding the ball, or holding the man unless the player with the ball is firmly held. Consequently, play becomes congested and rough, especially on small grounds." (Referee April 25 p13)

Team

B: 18 Frank Donoghue 33 Jim Watson 26 Ray Brew (cc)
HB: 10 Denis Kelleher 32 Alex Duncan 6 Fred Gilby
C: 21 Billy Wood 30 Vin Arthur 23 Frank Mount
HF: 5 Les Johnson 1 Horrie Clover (vc) 16 Harvey Dunn
F: 3 Charlie McSwain 14 George Gough 9 Hector Ross
Ruck: 29 Maurie Connell 4 Bill Koop 28 Tommy Downs
Coach: Ray Brew


Milestones

Debut: Billy Wood
Debut (Carlton): Hector Ross


1928 | Round 2

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