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Carlton defeated Essendon by 102 points at Princes Park. Vallence kicked 9 in a record win over the Bombers.

Round 2, 1936

Venue: Princes ParkDate: May 9, 1936
Result: Win by 102 pointsUmpire: BlackburnCrowd: 25,000
Goalkickers: H.Vallence 9, M.Johnson 3, A.Clarke 2, G.Collard 1, R.Cooper 1, M.Crisp 1, C.Davey 1, G.Dougherty 1, R.McLean 1, K.Shea 1.
Reports: Injuries: McLean (cut above eye) replaced by Denning last quarter.

Game Review

This 102 point smashing of the Bombers remains our biggest victory over Essendon (as at March, 2009). The win was earned on the back of the great Harry Vallence, who kicked a then club record against the Dons of 9 goals.

Vallence's feat was later matched by Ken Baxter and Alex Jesaulenko, in Round 18, 1939 and Round 1, 1970 respectively.

The Blues dominated from the first bounce. Essendon only broke even on the wings and were completely beaten in every other position.

The Age, "Reynolds (Ess), handicapped by an injured back, played strongly in the centre, but Shea, playing wide, was a driving force for the Blues, whose uncanny anticipation, slick passing, peerless position play and effortless long-range kicking completely disorganised the visitors. The Blues could do no wrong. Chain passing from man to man with dexterity and system, they always contrived to have loose men handy, and their leading out to position was treat to witness. The electrifying Vallence, the polished Shea, and the ruggedness of Johnson, Cooper, Davey and others thrilled the crowd, and Carlton led by 21 points at quarter-time, 49 at the interval, 65 at the third change, and 102 points at the bell." "All the Carlton men were prominent, but Vallence with his tremendous torpedo punts, scored freely from all angles and distances, and his marking was the best on the ground. Shea led countless moves from the centre, and Crisp, Gill, Johnson, Hale, Gilby and Collard all gave tip top performances."

Harry Vallence leads the VFL goal kicking by 3 goals with 16. Johnson (fifth) with 9, and Clarke (ninth) with 7.

750 Carlton membership tickets were sold at the match.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 1st spot on the ladder with a percentage of 236.9.


Vallence 9.5, Johnson 3.3, Crisp 2.2, Dougherty 1.3, Cooper 1.2, Collard 1.1, Clarke 1.0, Davey 1.0, McLean 1.0, Shea 1.0, rushed 0.3
The Age's report differs with Crisp and Clarke's goal tally.


B: 6 Fred Gilby 21 Frank Gill 26 Jim Park
HB: 11 Jack Hale 24 Gordon Mackie 10 Jim Francis (c)
C: 7 Jack Carney 8 Keith Shea 32 Bob Green
HF: 15 Maurie Johnson 35 George Dougherty 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp (vc)
F: 13 George Collard 22 Harry Vallence 19 Ron Cooper
Ruck: 17 Charlie Davey 14 Rod McLean 31 Ansell Clarke
19th Man: 34 Clen Denning
Coach: Frank Maher


Score Records: This remains Carlton's greatest winning margin against Essendon

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