Carlton defeated Collingwood by 5 points at Princes Park. Bob Chitty played his last game for the Blues. Ken Hands kicked 7 goals.

Round 19, 1946

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday August 31, 1946
Result: Win by 5 pointsUmpire: SawyerCrowd: 27,000
Goalkickers: K.Hands 7, J.Conley 3, J.Baird 2, R.Garby 2, C.Wines 1.
Reports: Injuries: H.Turner replaced A.Sanger (leg) second quarter

Game Review

Having played key roles in the saga of Carlton’s 1945 Grand Final victory, both Bob Chitty and Clinton Wines retired from VFL football after this typically tough encounter; a fighting win by sixth-placed Carlton over second-placed Collingwood in one of the games of the year at Princes Park. In front of a customary packed house, the Magpies broke away to lead by 32 points at the first break, but from then on the home side steadily pegged them back.

At half-time, Carlton coach Percy Bentley swapped his key forwards Ken Hands and Jim Baird, and Hands became the match winner. Ranging across half-forward or leading deep to either forward pocket, ‘Solvol’ provided a reliable marking target and kicked seven big majors – including the sealer, as the Blues piled on six goals straight in the last term to win by five points.

Although it was a great way to finish, there was no denying that the year had been a poor one for the Blues. Inconsistency had led to us missing the finals, and ruined any chance of consecutive flags.


B: 18 Arthur Sanger (vc) 15 Vin Brown 24 Tom Eldridge
HB: 23 Bert Deacon 21 Ken Baxter 26 Jim Clark
C: 12 Doug Williams 10 Clinton Wines 8 Fred Fitzgibbon
HF: 4 Alec Way 25 Jim Baird 20 Ray Garby
F: 6 Bob Chitty (c) 1 Ken Hands 11 Ron Hines
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell 3 Jack Bennett 35 Jack Conley
Res: 9 Ron Boys 7 Herb Turner
Coach: Percy Bentley


100 Games: Jack Bennett
50 Games: Jim Baird
Last Game: Bob Chitty and Clinton Wines

Round 18 | 1947
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