Carlton lost to Collingwood by 37 pts - Victoria Park

Round 3, 1940

Carlton 2.4 16 5.6 36 7.13 55 12.18 90
Collingwood 5.4 34 6.8 44 13.18 96 18.19 127
Venue: Victoria Park
Date: Saturday 11 May 1940
Result: Loss by 37 points
Crowd: 23,000
Goalkickers: J.Wrout 3.5, K.Baxter 2.1, R.Cooper 1.2, C.Mann 1.2, M.Crisp 1.1, B.Diggins 1.1, P.Schmidt 1.1, J.Mooring 1.0, J.Park 1.0, J.Hale 0.2, B.Green 0.1 rushed 0.1
Umpire: Hawkins
Injuries: J.Jones (thigh) replaced by C.McInnes during third quarter.
Best: R. McLean, F.Gill, J.Park, K.Baxter, C.Mann

Game Review

Carlton suffered their first loss of the year, by losing to Collingwood by 6 goals. Carlton sat in 4th spot after 3 rounds, behind Collingwood, Melbourne and the Saints on percentage. The Blues settled starting 18 suffered a blow with Carney's suspension and the late loss of Anderson with a thigh injury. Jones replaced Anderson, Mann was brought into the team at centre half forward, and dependable backman Chitty was placed on the wing.

A "stirred up" Collingwood smarting from last week's loss hit the ground running and with Fothergill (7.6 - five goals in the first quarter!) starring on the Woods' forward line, the usual reliable Carlton defence had no answer. The visitors could do no right, spoiling each other, fumbling, missing marks and targets with their short passing. The Blues rallied during the second quarter with Crisp playing well on the half forward line and the Blues edged to within 8 points.

However, after half time the Pies added 12.11 to 7.12. Diggins had made wholesale changes in desperation to change the situation, Baxter moved from centre half back to full forward, Hollingshead was taken out of the ruck, Crisp into the centre replacing Schmidt, Wrout on to the ball, it all made little difference as the home team coasted to victory in the final term. Rod McLean was the Blues' best man with a lion-hearted effort, who "battled the packs all day and refused to admit defeat."


At the end of the third term the time keepers rung the bell, but Umpire Hawkins failed to hear it at his end of the ground. Players in the centre heard it and frantically tried to signal to him. Collingwood meanwhile scored a behind. On being informed, and after the play had stopped, Hawkins quite correctly ran across to the press box and asked the time keepers to ring the bell again. In this match, and described as an "unusual feature," a total of 20 minutes of time-on had been added.


"Carlton's 19th man against Collingwood today. McInnes must surely hold the record for that position. In the last two years he has been chosen ten times as first emergency and eight times has replaced injured players."
(Sporting Globe May 11)

At the end of this round Carlton were in 4th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 108.0.


B: 2 Don McIntyre 21 Frank Gill 26 Jim Park
HB: 10 Jim Francis (vc) 4 Ken Baxter 22 Jim Jones
C: 6 Bob Chitty 23 Paul Schmidt 32 Bob Green
HF: 19 Ron Cooper 27 Cyril Mann 12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp
F: 14 Rod McLean 28 Jack Wrout 16 Jim Mooring
Ruck: 5 Brighton Diggins (cc) 17 Harry Hollingshead 11 Jack Hale
19th Man: 31 Charlie McInnes
Coach: Brighton Diggins


100 Games (VFL): Jack Wrout
Last Game: Harry Hollingshead
Image: Age May 10

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