Carlton defeated Essendon by 16 points at the MCG.

Semi Final, 1947

Carlton 0.1 1 7.5 47 9.11 65 14.15 99
Essendon 3.8 26 6.12 48 10.14 74 11.17 83
Venue: MCG Date: Saturday 13 September, 1947
Result: Win by 16 Points Umpire: F.Spokes Crowd: 75,475
Goalkickers: H.Turner 4, F.Davies 3, J.Baird 3, K.Hands 2, F.Stafford 1, J.Mooring 1.
Best: F.Davies, O.Grieve, J.Bennett, J.Howell, F.Stafford, H.Turner, B.Deacon.
Reports: Nil
Injuries (Carl): B.Deacon (thigh muscle), J.Mooring (broken hand)
Injuries (Ess): Leehane (broken collarbone), Harper (concussion)

Game Review

Essendon started the game kicking with the benefit of a strong wind, but were wasteful kicking 3 goals 8 to one behind. Brownlow Medallist Bert Deacon and Ollie Grieve at fullback limited the damage for the Blues. With Carlton dominating in the ruck, the Blues kicked 7 goals to 3 in the second quarter to setup a close game by the half-time break.

After an injury to Bert Deacon in the third term, it seemed as if the Blues might be in trouble, but Ken Hands started to dominate in the forward line. Mistakes by Essendon made it easier for Carlton in the last quarter and three quick goals, with Howell getting one and Hands two. The Blues had established a winning lead and went on to kick 5 goals to 1 in the last quarter to take out the match.

This photo is often mistaken as Fred Stafford's famous left foot snap that put the Blues in a winning position in the dying seconds of the Grand Final
Image: Trove; Argus September 15 p38


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After The Game


B: 33 Ritchie Green 27 Ollie Grieve 5 George Bailey
HB: 15 Vin Brown 23 Bert Deacon (vc) 26 Jim Clark
C: 8 Fred Fitzgibbon 6 Ern Henfry (c) 12 Doug Williams
HF: 10 Fred Stafford 20 Ray Garby 16 Jim Mooring
F: 28 Fred Davies 25 Jim Baird 7 Herb Turner
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell 3 Jack Bennett 35 Jack Conley
Res: 1 Ken Hands 29 Allan Greenshields
Coach: Percy Bentley

Round 19 | Grand Final
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