Carlton defeated North Melbourne by 14 points at Arden Street. Vin Brown debuted.

Round 4, 1941

Carlton 3.7 25 6.14 50 15.18 108 16.23 119
North Melbourne 2.5 17 7.7 49 8.9 57 15.15 105
Venue: Arden Street
Date: Saturday 17 May 1941
Result: Win by 14 points
Crowd: 14,000
Goalkickers: J.Wrout 5, P.Schmidt 4, J.Bennett 2, C.McInnes 2, J.Francis 2, J.Mooring 1.
Umpire: Coward

Game Review

The Blues would win this shoot-out at Arden Street, taking the game by 14 points. Key forward Jack Wrout kicked five goals, and Carlton climbed to third on the ladder.
Best on the ground, Blues' full back Bob Chitty from the teeth of goal initiated a coast to coast Carlton goal in three kicks via Ken Baxter and Jack Wrout.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 3rd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 114.7.


B: 21 Frank Gill 6 Bob Chitty 5 George Bailey
HB: 18 Arthur Sanger 4 Ken Baxter 1 Frank Anderson
C: 15 Vin Brown 8 Jack Skinner 32 Bob Green
HF: 30 Mick Price 28 Jack Wrout 27 Cyril Mann
F: 31 Charlie McInnes 10 Jim Francis (c) 23 Paul Schmidt
Ruck: 24 Ron Savage 3 Jack Bennett 16 Jim Mooring
19th Man: 17 Jim Baird
Coach: Percy Bentley


Debut: Vin Brown

Next week May 24, the VFL organised a Patriotic Lightning Premiership to raise funds for Australia's war effort.
Games began at 11.30am on the MCG with the final game at 4.30pm Each game to last for two 10 minutes halves. The final game to be of two 15 minute halves.
Carlton were drawn to play Melbourne in the knock out competition.
This afternoon in Sydney, Victoria played NSW on the SCG winning by 63 points.
The Blues have included, Adamson (seconds), Cripps (seconds), F. Davies (Seaford), Dowsley (Melbourne), Grieve (seconds), McPherson (Footscray), Ravenscroft (South Australia), Sleith (Preston).
McIntyre, Bennett, Baxter, and Regnier are not fit. Francis is in Sydney and McLean is injured
Carlton team from; (30 named)
Adamson, Anderson, Bailey, Baird, Brown, Bavin, Butler, Carney, Chitty, Cooper, Crisp, Cripps, Dowsley, F. Davies, Grieve, Gill, Green, Jones, Mann, Mooring, McInnes, McPherson, Price, Ravenscroft, Savage, Sanger, Schmidt, Sleith, Skinner, Wrout.
Crowd; 19.572 Takings; £1,526/14/6.
This game was one of the best of the day. The Blues seemed to have the game won until two late goals for Melbourne gave them the lead.
Carlton team;
Backs; Bailey, Gill, McInnes
Half backs; Baird, Chitty, Anderson
Centre; Brown, Skinner, Green
Half forwards; Cooper, Wrout, Crisp
Forwards; Schmidt, Dowsley, Price
Ruck; Mann, Savage
Rover; Mooring
19th; Cripps
Umpire; Coward
Carlton lost by 5 points
Carlton; 2.1.13 (Half time 01)
Melbourne; 2.6.18 (0.4)
Goals; Crisp, Wrout
Best; Chitty, Cooper, McInnes, Savage, Gill.

Collingwood played Melbourne in the Grand Final with the Woods winning by the barest of margins 2.2.14 to 2.1.13
Meanwhile, former Blue Harry Vallence playing for Williamstown at home against Sandringham booted a cool 20 goals! (29.19.193 - 3.7.25)
This haul took his tally in senior football to over 1,000 goals.

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