Semi Final, 1938         Carlton defeated Geelong by 32 points at the MCG. Ken Baxter kicked 8 goals for the triumphant Blues.

Semi Final, 1938

Venue: M.C.G.Date: Saturday September 10, 1938
Result: Win by 32 pointsUmpire: Blackburn. Crowd: 65,332
Goalkickers: K.Baxter 8, M.Price 3, H.Vallence 2, J.Wrout 1, H.Hollingshead 1, P.Schmidt 1.
Best: J.Carney, J.Francis, M.Crisp, J.Wrout, K.Baxter, M.Price, J.Hale, B.Diggins.
Reports: Injuries: J.Hale replaced by E.Huxtable late in final quarter

Game Review

Neither team played well during this Semi Final, but Carlton played well enough to easily account for Geelong. After an even first quarter, the Blues kicked 5 goals to 2 in the second quarter and were never headed for the rest of the game. Geelong were behind by 9 points at half-time, but the should have been closer, having kicked 5 consecutive behinds at one point in the second term.

Geelong had a lot of the play in the third quarter, but inaccurate kicking again cost the side, a terrible 1 goal 8 behinds to Carlton's 4 goals 2 ending the match as a contest. Two quick goals in the last quarter gave Geelong hope, but after Baxter and Vallence replied for the Blues the final result was never in doubt. Ken Baxter started as centre half back and ended up scoring 8 goals.


Carl: 28 - - 24 Total 90
Geel: 11 - - 11 Total 57
Baxter 11, Wrout 11, Vallence 8, Francis 7, Diggins 7, Price 6, Crisp 5, Anderson 5, Schmidt 5, Hollingshead 4, Chitty 4, Green 3, Carney 3, Gill 3, Park 3, Hale 2, McIntyre 2, McLean 1 - Total 90

Free Kicks

Carl: 33 (including 9 out of bounds)
Geel: 54 (including 14 out of bounds)


B: 2 Don McIntyre 21 Frank Gill 26 Jim Park
HB: 10 Jim Francis (vc) 4 Ken Baxter 6 Bob Chitty
C: 7 Jack Carney 23 Paul Schmidt 32 Bob Green
HF: 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp 28 Jack Wrout 1 Frank Anderson
F: 14 Rod McLean 22 Harry Vallence 11 Jack Hale
Ruck: 5 Brighton Diggins (cc) 17 Harry Hollingshead 30 Albert 'Mick' Price
19th Man: 9 Eric Huxtable
Coach: Brighton Diggins



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