Carlton defeated Fitzroy by 43 points at Princes Park.

Round 1, 1919

Carlton 4.6 30 7.9 51 11.13 79 14.14 98
Fitzroy 0.1 1 4.4 28 4.4 28 8.7 55
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday May 3, 1919
Result: Won by 43 points Umpire: Nordern Crowd: 10,000
Goalkickers: E.Cowley 4, C.Fisher 4, P.Daykin 2, H.Furnell 2, B.Boromeo 1, S.Leehane 1.
Best: S.Leehane (BOG), L.Downes, C.Canet, R.McGregor, B.Graf, N.Chandler, B.Boromeo, E.Cowley, C.Fisher, P.Daykin, H.Furnell Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

First gamer Bert Boromeo was late turning up for the game. Jack Worrall reported in the Australasian said, "though he played in canvas boots, not arriving in time to be fixed up properly, he gave decided promise, and looked every inch a footballer." Worrall said of another Carlton debutant; "The best man on the ground was Graf, the Williamstown junior wingman. He is small and sturdy and remarkably clever."

This was Coach Viv Valentine's first game in charge. The game also featured 5 playing debuts, including fine games by new players Newton Chandler and Bert Boromeo.

After a very sloppy start, Fitzroy couldn't get back into the game and Carlton ran out 43 point winners and took 1st position on the ladder.

"At Carlton 2,500 season tickets - the greatest number sold by them on any single day-were exhausted long before the game started, and hundreds of people were passed in on emergency cards." (Argus May 05)

At the end of this round Carlton were in 1st spot on the ladder with a percentage of 178.2.


B: 19 Fred Johnson 4 Bill Hore 22 Morrie Ewans
HB: 8 Newton Chandler 10 Paddy O'Brien (vc) 18 Jack Scobie
C: 12 Charlie Canet 11 Rod McGregor 20 Bert Graf
HF: 7 Charlie Fisher (c) 1 Harry Furnell 15 Jim Howe
F: 27 Bert Boromeo 17 Ern Cowley 2 Percy Daykin
Ruck: 25 Frank Martin 6 Steve Leehane 28 Lyle Downs
Coach: Viv Valentine


Debut (Coach): Viv Valentine
Debuts (Players): Bert Boromeo, Newton Chandler, Morrie Ewans and Bert Graf
Debut (Carlton): Jack Scobie

1919 | Round 2
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