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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 June 8, 1940
Result: Lose by 10 points Umpire: Coward Crowd: 13,000 (approx.)
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: Nil Injuries: J.Hale (bruised leg) replaced by B.McTaggart late in the last quarter












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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