Carlton played Richmond in the first Semi Final, and lost by 6 points (12.10 82 to 11.10 76) in a close, see-sawing game in front of 63,620 at the MCG. This displayed the drawing power of these two clubs, with the highest other final drawing a crowd of only 40,595. Carlton was officially classified 3rd for the season.
Alex Duncan was named as the club's outstanding player for the season, finishing second in the Brownlow Medal. A full list of Carlton's votes in the prestigious medal can be found here.
Coach: Horrie Clover
Leading Goal-kicker: Harold Carter - 33 goals
Carlton played Geelong
S.C.G. Attendance; 21,229 Takings; 1,184 Pounds
Backs; N. Blackmore, F. Donoghue, F. Irwin
Half Backs; F. Gilby. M. Beasy, D. Kelleher
Centre; J. Kelly, J. Watson, V. Arthur
Half Forwards; E. Brewis, H. Clover (Capt.), N. Collins
Forwards; G. Styles, L. Johnson, C. Davey
Followers; F. Connell, C. McSwain
Rover; T. Downs
Carl. 3.3 6.5 7.6 11.10.76
Geel. 2.1 4.6 6.6 9.6.60
Goals; Davey 4, Clover 3, Johnson, McSwain, Styles, Downs.
Best; Gilby, Downs, Kelleher, Beasy, Clover, Davey, Styles, McSwain.
Carlton played New South Wales team at the Erskinville Oval
Umpire; B. Coleman
Backs; Brewis, Blackmore, Irwin
Half backs; Gilby, Kelleher, Beasy
Centres; Kelly, Watson, Arthur
Half forwards; Fitzgerald, Clover, Brew
Forwards: Johnson, Davey, Styles
Followers; Connell, McSwain
Carl; 4.1 5.3 10.10 16.11.107
NSW; 1.1 5.3 7.5 7.8.50
Goals; Downs 4, Davey 4, Styles 3, Connell, McSwain.
Best; Downs, Davey, Clover, Kelleher, Beasy, Styles, Blackmore, McSwain.
Allan Skehan, Charlie Davey, Frank Mount, Bill Downie, Vin Arthur, Tommy Downs, George Gough, Maurie Johnson, Denis Kelleher, Jim Shanahan, Frank Seymour, Bill Donald, George Hawking, Les Johnson, Tom Kennedy
This was second behind Geelong's £4,439
Membership subscriptions amounted to £2,750
Carlton paid £2,892 to it's players.
This was the highest in the League ahead of Richmond with £2,845.
Lowest of the 11 clubs was Hawthorn with £1,007 (Melbourne's total was not available)
All players on the list received a trip to Sydney in August which cost the club £620
Reserves premiership in 1927, our second in succession.