Carlton defeated North Melbourne by 16 points at Princes Park.

Round 5, 1946

Nth Melbourne1.397.6488.8569.1165
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 18, 1946
Result: Win by 16 pointsUmpire: BrideCrowd: 19,000
Goalkickers: K.Baxter 5, K.Hands 2, T.Dillon 1, R.Garby 1, K.Hopper 1, J.Howell 1.
Reports: D.O'Brien (NM) reported for allegedly striking B.Deacon in third quarterInjuries: J.Mooring (back) replaced by T.Dillon second quarter

Game Review

The Blues moved to a 3-2 record with a hard-fought win over the Shinboners. North had a reputation as a very rough and tough side and lived right up to it on this day. After being heckled by sections of the home crowd, two North players hurdled the fence to confront their tormentors, and only police intervention prevented an explosive incident.

Players race from ground for brawl
War broke out at Princes Park at the game between Carlton and North Melbourne, but it was not the usual on-ground brawl. This time two North players went into the crowd to settle some imagined scores with heckling barrackers, and there were some dangerous moments before police restored order. As far as football went, Carlton won the game after a slow start, 11.15.(81) to North Melbourne's 9.11.(65). Carlton's acrobatic full-forward Ken Baxter kicked five goals and his efforts gave his side a distinct edge. North put in a lacklustre effort and kicked just two goals to Carlton's six in the second half. It was a niggly affair, brought about to some extent by the gusty wind, but it is hard to imagine what would cause players to jump from the race and attack spectators. A reporter on the scene for The Age said the players 'came to halts with several spectators'. No players or spectators were reported or arrested by the police who curbed the potential melee. - 100 Years of Australian Rules Football.


B: 18 Arthur Sanger 22 Jim Jones 27 Ollie Grieve
HB: 19 Gordon Cameron 23 Bert Deacon 26 Jim Clark
C: 11 Ron Hines 10 Clinton Wines 12 Doug Williams
HF: 2 Ken Hopper 1 Ken Hands 20 Ray Garby
F: 14 Rod McLean (a/c) 21 Ken Baxter 35 Jack Conley
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell 3 Jack Bennett 16 Jim Mooring
Res: 32 Tom Dillon 31 Charlie McInnes
Coach: Percy Bentley


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