Launceston v North Melbourne at York Park
Gate: £186 Umpire: S Glover
|L'TON||T Ranson, J Cahill, D Wheeler, R Gossage, KD Russell, D Elmer, W Gurr, J Williams, H Giles, T Ryan, R Cooper, R Bonner, R Clemons, T O'Byrne, L Smith, V Burke, R Marriner, R Horton; (19th) L Goodson|
|N.MELB||K Forbes, L Bamborn, S Dyer, RJ Adamson, H Green, R Sitch, E Ellis, A Crawford, W Carter, J Baker, F Murray, E Morcom, M McFarlane, F Stubbs, R Lyons, A Johnston, D O'Brien, ? Langdon; (19th) L Jacobs|
|GOALS-N.MELB||Forbes 7, Dyer 3, Murray 2, Johnston & Green 1 ea.|
|GOALS-LTON||Smith 4, Elmer 3, Williams 3, Cooper, O'Byrne & Horton 1 ea.|
|Notes||A number of the North Melbourne players were club regulars in the VFL season in 1938. However, Bamborn and Langdon remain unidentified. |
Initial examination of the press reports of this match indicate that it was played as a "trial" or practice match. The rules at the time about players coming on and off the field were not strictly adhrered to.
Fitzroy vs Essendon at North Hobart Oval
Gate: £660 Crowd: 8944 Umpire: AD Mowlam
|FITZ||L Catton, H Dawson, B Treweek, A Minney, D Ryan, A Hall, E Clark, H Hughson, A Gillespie-Jones, G Dalley, G Dennis, J Toohey, R McKenzie, L Smith, A Knott, F Curcio, P Reville, A Edwards; (19th) L Morgan|
|ESS||S Wilson, W Butterworth, L Powell, R Stanfield, E Rippon, N Baker, E Coward, E Plummer, J Caesar, H Lippiatt, J Cassin, E Bryce, R Watts, T Reynolds, L Webster, H Torvey, R Reynolds, M Exelby; (19th) N McDermott|
|GOALS-FITZ||Knott 2, Reville 2, Dalley 2, Dennis 2, Toohey 2, Morgan & Smith 1 ea.|
|GOALS-ESS||T Reynolds 5, R Reynolds 3, Watts 2, Exelby & Webster 1 ea.|
|Notes||Not a VFL home-and-away match for premiership points.|
Quite strong sides full of regular VFL players.