Richmond were dealt a crushing 3 point defeat by Carlton at the MCG.

Semi Final, 1916

Carlton 4.2 26 7.5 47 8.8 56 10.15 75
Richmond 3.3 21 4.6 30 7.9 51 10.12 72
Venue: MCG Date: Saturday August 19, 1916
Result: Won by 3 points Umpire: Elder Crowd: 11,683 Takings: £225/13/6
Goalkickers: V.Gardiner 4, C.Hammond 3, C.Fisher 2, V.Valentine 1.
Best: B.Dick, C.Hammond, A.McDonald, P.Daykin, V.Valentine, C.Canet, T.Brown, A.Sharp.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

Richmond wore black armbands as a mark of respect for Bill Nolan, whose death in France had just been announced. Appearing in their first ever final, they pushed the Blues, and after trailing by more than 4 goals at one stage, they took the lead in the final term. The closeness of the encounter and the fierceness of the contest had the big crowd cheering wildly.

Carlton responded and after getting the difference down to 2 points with only a couple of minutes to go, Valentine goaled to give the Blues the lead. Tiger full-forward George Bayliss then received a free kick just 30 metres out, but his kick just missed and gave Carlton the victory. But the occassion seemed to overwhelm the young player.

The game was played in great spirit, and it was undoubtedly the match of the year in terms of skill, courage and competitiveness. Both sides play similar uncompromising styles, Richmond having modelled their game on Carlton's successful formula.

"Richmond seemed fated against Carlton. While at some time or other they have managed to vanquish every other team playing, they have never gained a victory over the Dark Blues."

(Richmond Australia, August 26 p3)


B: 3 Andy McDonald 15 Ernie Jamieson 6 Steve Leehane
HB: 9 Ted Brown 1 Billy Dick (c) 24 Billy Robinson
C: 12 Charlie Canet 11 Rod McGregor (vc) 8 Mort Keily
HF: 7 Charlie Fisher 23 Joe Shortill 2 Percy Daykin
F: 18 Alex Lang 13 Vin Gardiner 14 Athol Sharp
Ruck: 16 Charlie Hammond 5 Harry Haughton 4 Viv Valentine
Coach: Norman Clark


100 Games: Alex Lang

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