|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday July 1, 1939|
|Result: Win by 43 points||Umpire: Coward||Crowd: 11,000|
|Goalkickers: P.Schmidt 3.2, J.Skinner 3.1, K.Baxter 2.2, R.Cooper 2.0, J.Wrout 2.0, K.Fox 1.3, R.McLean 1.0, R.Savage 1.0, J.Carney 0.1, B.Chitty 0.1, H.Hollingshead 0.1, M.Price 0.1, Rushed 0.1.|
|Reports:||Injuries: Bob Chitty (bruised thigh) replaced in the last quarter by McInnes. J.Wrout (concussion), J.Carney (broken nose).|
Game ReviewCarlton bounced back into contention with this 43-point demolition of Fitzroy at Princes Park. The ground was a quagmire and squalls of rain were driven across the ground by a gale. Fitzroy kicked with the wind to to the outer end and attacked through the mud and rain and wasted their opportunities. The Blues backs were too strong and remarkably marked the ball with ease.
Paul Schmidt kicked the entire Carlton score in the first quarter. While other players had trouble handling the slippery ball Don McIntyre marked the ball as if it was a dry day. Jack Carney broke his nose in a collision with Hurley just before half time. He refused to be replaced, and was cheered by the crowd when he returned to the field with his face almost covered in bandages. Carlton scored two goals against the wind in the third term to hold a 4 point lead. The Blues with a gale at their backs in the last quarter made the 'Roys' task look impossible.
A fox terrier "terrorised" the players by chasing them and nipping at their heels and running from end to end, until Jim Francis grabbed the pooch and placed the dog over the fence.
Best; McIntyre, Gill, Anderson, Park, Baxter, Francis, Cooper, Hollingshead, Skinner, Chitty, Green, Wrout.
At the end of this round Carlton were in 5th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 112.6.
|B:||2 Don McIntyre||21 Frank Gill||26 Jim Park|
|HB:||10 Jim Francis (acting capt.)||4 Ken Baxter||1 Frank Anderson|
|C:||7 Jack Carney||6 Bob Chitty||32 Bob Green|
|HF:||8 Jack Skinner||28 Jack Wrout||23 Paul Schmidt|
|F:||14 Rod McLean||27 Kevin Fox||30 Mick Price|
|Ruck:||24 Ron Savage||17 Harry Hollingshead||19 Ron Cooper|
|19th Man:||31 Charlie McInnes|
Milestones50 Games: Rod McLean
Round 10 | Round 12