Round 12 1945

Round 12, 1945
Melbourne vs Carlton
Saturday 7 July
Venue: Punt Road
Attendance: 16,000

Match Statistics

Carlton win by 1 point

Goalkickers: Ralph Latham 4, Bill Scanlan 3, Ernie O'Rourke 2, Ron Baggott 1, Don Cordner 1, Ivan Porter 1

First Game
Jack Mitchell

Melbourne's second successive victory had given them some chance of qualifying for the finals, if they could get past the Blues and keep winning in the last few weeks of the season.

Carlton too needed to win to keep their hopes of finishing in the top four alive, and when they were 25 points in front with ten minutes left it looked as if Melbourne were finished - but the Demons stormed home to almost steal victory.

It wasn't enough, and the loss finished Melbourne off for season 1945. If league leading goalkicker Fred Fanning had been present and not in South Australia playing for Victoria it might have been a different result, but in his absence Melbourne's season was over.

Carlton 15.14 d. Melbourne 9.12

One Point games

Blueseum match report

Football Record R13 1945

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