|Date:||Saturday 10 September 1938|
|Result:||Win by 32 points|
|Goalkickers:||K.Baxter 8.4, M.Price 3.5, H.Vallence 2.0, P.Schmidt 1.3, J.Wrout 1.1, H.Hollingshead 1.1, J.Hale 0.3|
|Injuries:||J.Hale (cut head in second quarter) replaced by E.Huxtable late in final quarter|
|Best:||J.Carney, J.Francis, M.Crisp, J.Wrout, K.Baxter, M.Price, J.Hale, B.Diggins.|
Game ReviewNeither team played well during this Semi Final, but Carlton played well enough to easily account for Geelong. After an even first quarter, the Blues kicked 5 goals to 2 in the second quarter and were never headed for the rest of the game. Geelong were behind by 9 points at half-time, but the should have been closer, having kicked 5 consecutive behinds at one point in the second term.
Geelong had a lot of the play in the third quarter, but inaccurate kicking again cost the side, a terrible 1 goal 8 behinds to Carlton's 4 goals 2 ending the match as a contest. Two quick goals in the last quarter gave Geelong hope, but after Baxter and Vallence replied for the Blues the final result was never in doubt. Ken Baxter started as centre half back and ended up scoring 8 goals.
Jack Hale was involved in a heavy knock in the second quarter with blood streaming down his face. He stayed in the ground and was one of Carlton's better players.
MarksCarl: 28 - - 24 Total 90
Geel: 11 - - 11 Total 57
Baxter 11, Wrout 11, Vallence 8, Francis 7, Diggins 7, Price 6, Crisp 5, Anderson 5, Schmidt 5, Hollingshead 4, Chitty 4, Green 3, Carney 3, Gill 3, Park 3, Hale 2, McIntyre 2, McLean 1 - Total 90
Free KicksCarl: 33 (including 9 out of bounds)
Geel: 54 (including 14 out of bounds)
|B:||2 Don McIntyre||21 Frank Gill||26 Jim Park|
|HB:||10 Jim Francis (vc)||4 Ken Baxter||6 Bob Chitty|
|C:||7 Jack Carney||23 Paul Schmidt||32 Bob Green|
|HF:||12 Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp||28 Jack Wrout||1 Frank Anderson|
|F:||14 Rod McLean||22 Harry Vallence||11 Jack Hale|
|Ruck:||5 Brighton Diggins (cc)||17 Harry Hollingshead||30 Albert 'Mick' Price|
|19th Man:||9 Eric Huxtable|
MilestonesLast game: Eric Huxtable
Interesting Fact: Our longest run of games played between Flags was about to come to an end...
Round 18 | Grand Final