Round 5, 1927         Carlton defeated Hawthorn by 44 points - Princes Park. Maurie Johnson debuted.

Round 5, 1927

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 28, 1927
Result: Win by 44 pointsUmpire: McMurrayCrowd: 10,000
Goalkickers: H.Dunn 5, F.Seymour 4, H.Carter 1, H.Clover 1, G.Hawking 1, P.Outram 1, G.Styles 1.
Best: A. Duncan (BOG), T. Brewis, H. Blackmore, M. Connell, L. Johnson, H. Carter, H. Dunn, F. Seymour, G. Styles, P. Outram, C. McSwain, N. Collins, H. Clover
Reports: Injuries: F. Seymour (thigh)

Game Review

Maurie Johnson begins a fine career with the Blues which would span 10 years, in this time he would represent the Blues in 109 games and kick 70 goals. He would also spend another two years at South Melbourne where he played 19 games for 27 goals.

The ground was in good condition despite the recent heavy rain. The visitors played well but constantly broke down in attack. Carlton dominated in the air and the back line led by Duncan was on top. The Blues' team work was poor, and they would have to improve in this department if they are to continue winning.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 6th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 109.9.


In - Hedley Blackmore, Horrie, Clover, Frank Donoghue, George Hawking, Frank Irwin, Maurie Johnson, Les Johnson,
Out - Harry Bell, Bill Donald, Fred Gilby, Denis Kelleher, Joe Kelly, Harry Vallence, Jim Watson

B: 23 Jim Shanahan 8 Hedley Blackmore 21 Frank Irwin
HB: 18 Frank Donoghue 32 Alex Duncan 20 Ted Brewis
C: 2 Norm Collins 3 Charlie McSwain 15 Maurie Johnson
HF: 9 George Hawking 1 Horrie Clover (cc) 16 Harvey Dunn
F: 19 George Styles 27 Frank Seymour 24 Percy Outram
Ruck: 29 Maurie Connell 5 Les Johnson 25 Harold Carter (vc)
Coach: Horrie Clover


Debut: Maurie Johnson
Last Game (Carlton): Jim Shanahan

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