Round 8 1931

Round 8, 1931
Carlton vs Melbourne
Saturday 20 June
Venue: Princes Park
Attendance: 25,000

Match Statistics

Carlton win by 64 points

Goalkickers: George Margitich 3, Bill Vanthoff 3, Robert C Johnson 2, Richard Taylor 1

First Game
Percy Beames

Last Game
Bill MacDonald

On a wet day the Redlegs had few winners, and were badly beaten after a promising first quarter. They'd kicked with the first quarter and kicked the first four goals of the game, including two from Margitich to open the game and another he set up for Vanthoff. The three goal quarter time lead was partially helped by the wind, but Melbourne had also played the better football.

The Reds fell off the cliff kicking into the wind in the second quarter. A scoreless term was matched by Carlton kicking 6.9 at the other end, and the Blues ran away to victory. With the breeze in the third quarter the visitors barely cut into the gap, and Carlton kicked on to hand Melbourne their worst league defeat since 1920.

Long, Espositon and Davidson were best. 19th man was MacDonald.

Umpire Scott was forced to hobble through most of the game after hurting his ankle late in the first quarter.

Melbourne 12.18.90 d. Carlton 3.7.25

Herald - 19/06/1931
Sporting Globe - 20/06/1931
Football Record R9 1931

Blueseum match report

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