Round 1 1947

Round 1, 1947
Carlton vs Melbourne
Saturday 19 April
Venue: Princes Park
Attendance: 24,000

Match Statistics

Carlton win by 13 points

Goalkickers: Norm Smith 5, Noel McMahen 3, Jim Mitchell 3, Lance Arnold 1, Len Dockett 1, Adrian Dullard 1, Frank O'Connor 1, Alby Rodda 1

First game
Frank O'Connor (and first goal)

First goal
Noel McMahen (4th game)

Despite transport strikes, a respectable crowd turned up to Princes Park to watch football's two oldest teams battle in the first round of the season.

Carlton had just missed the top four in 1946, but they were too good for that year's runners up in a fast, exciting game that was a cut above most nervy first round encounters.

After a poor start with Jack Mueller or Stan Rule the Demons improved after quarter time despite losing Fred Fanning early in the first quarter but were kept in the match in the first half by Carlton's poor kicking for goal.

Cordner, McMahen and Mitchell were best.

Carlton 24.9 d. Melbourne 10.11

Blueseum match report

Football Record R2 1947

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