|Venue: Corio Oval||Date: Saturday September 3, 1921|
|Result: Won by 16 points||Umpire: Rawle||Crowd: 24,000|
|Goalkickers: H.Clover 3, E.Bickford 2, P.Daykin 1, G.Green 1, H.Toole 1.|
|Best: F.Johnson, P.O'Brien, F.Martin, J.Greenhill, J.Stephenson, B.Blackman, N.Chandler, H.Clover, E.Bickford, B.Boromeo, H.Toole, S.McLatchie|
|Reports: F.Martin for striking/charging Haggar. (suspended two weeks)||Injuries:|
Geelong had not been defeated at home this year.
Carlton kicked with the wind in the first quarter and the match developed into a first class display of football. The Blues held an 11 point lead at the last turn. Geelong hit back and reduced the lead to two points with just six minutes remaining, however, the Blues steadied and kicked final two goals to run out 16 point winners. Carlton's strength and weight told out in the end, and were the first team to defeat Geelong at home this season.
At the end of this round Carlton were in 1st spot on the ladder with a percentage of 141.5.
Hagger, Geelong's half forward received even worse treatment than Eason. He was repeatedly on the ground, each time being borne down by an opponent from behind when going for the ball. Once when he was lying on the ground he was kicked on the face, but this, let it be hoped, was an accident. One incident came prominently under the notice of Umpire Rawle, who after the match reported Martin, of Carlton, for having struck Hagger. During the game the umpire received a blow which put him out of action for two or three minutes. He had an idea who the responsible player was, but he was not certain, so no one was reported.
To the credit of the Geelong players it was said that they played football throughout and not one unsportsmanlike incident on their part came under notice."
"Rawle the central umpire, and he handled a somewhat difficult game splendidly. At the outset it was thought that he was giving too many free kicks, but he had Carlton's measure and was apparently determined to check them in their unfair tactics from the jump. After the game Brigadier-General Smith, president of the Geelong Club, waited on Rawle and complimented him on his umpiring, which the president characterised as being the best he had seen."
(Geelong Advertiser, September 5 p4/3)
|B:||19 Fred Johnson||4 Ernie Jamieson||25 Frank Martin|
|HB:||18 Wally Raleigh||10 Paddy O'Brien||6 Jack Greenhill (vc)|
|C:||3 Jack Stephenson||13 Billy Blackman||8 Newton Chandler|
|HF:||7 Charlie Fisher||1 Horrie Clover||17 Dan Whannell|
|F:||11 Edric Bickford||16 Gordon Green (c)||2 Percy Daykin|
|Ruck:||27 Bert Boromeo||22 Harry Toole||21 Stewart McLatchie|
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