Carlton defeated Geelong by 28 points at the MCG, although Geelong's woeful kicking masked the closeness of the match.

Semi Final, 1912

Carlton 3.3 21 3.7 25 5.8 38 10.11 71
Geelong 2.4 16 3.13 31 3.15 33 4.19 43
Venue: MCG Date: Saturday September 7, 1912
Result: Won by 28 points Umpire: Elder Crowd: 40,166
Goalkickers: G.Green 4, V.Gardiner 3, T.Clancy 2, J.Wells 1.
Best: R.McGregor, A.Barningham, V.Gardiner, A.Wilson, J.Marchbank, V.Valentine, G.Green.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

Carlton's injury list prior to the match was;
Norman Clark and Viv Valentine strained tendons, Andy McDonald injured collar bone, Gordon Green and Archie Wilson injured ankles, and Alex Barningham injured shoulder.

While Carlton ran out the game comfortably, Geelong only had themselves to blame, inaccurate kicking removing any chance they had of a victory. A wasteful 1.9 in the second quarter left the Blues in the game at half-time, trailing by only 6 points. 7 goals to 1 in the second half for Carlton ensured victory and a Preliminary Final against Essendon the following week.

No.15 Jim Marchbank
Trove; Leader December 21


B: 27 Eric Cochran 30 Doug Gillespie 1 Alex Barningham
HB: 24 Paddy Mills 18 Billy Dick (vc) 26 Harry Haughton
C: 4 Tom Clancy 11 Rod McGregor 19 George Bruce
HF: 12 George Challis 15 Jim Marchbank 7 Richard Moran
F: 9 Gordon Green 13 Vin Gardiner 25 Jack Baquie
Ruck: 23 Archie Wilson 8 Jack Wells (c) 6 Viv Valentine
Coach: Norman Clark


Last game: Eric Cochran


The curtain raiser was played between the Beverley and Leopold Football Clubs which finished at 3.15pm.

Film of this match was screened at the Britannia Theatre (Labor Call September 12 1912 p9)
The Britannia Theatre seated 1,100 people and was located at 267 Bourke Street. It opened in June 1912 and was demolished in 1935.

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