13th June 1938
Launceston v North Melbourne at York Park
Gate: 186 Umpire: S Glover
PLAYERS
L'TONT 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
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N.MELBK 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
MATCH DETAILS
TEAM
QTR
HALF
3/4
FINAL
PTS
N.MELB
5.4
7.8
8.10
14.13
97
LTON
4.2
9.4
10.5
13.6
84
GOALS-N.MELBForbes 7, Dyer 3, Murray 2, Johnston & Green 1 ea.
GOALS-LTONSmith 4, Elmer 3, Williams 3, Cooper, O'Byrne & Horton 1 ea.
NotesA 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.

F-C StatusDOUBTFUL

16th July 1938
Fitzroy vs Essendon at North Hobart Oval
Gate: 660 Crowd: 8944 Umpire: AD Mowlam
PLAYERS
FITZL 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
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ESSS 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
MATCH DETAILS
TEAM
QTR
HALF
3/4
FINAL
PTS
FITZ
3.3
6.9
10.12
12.16
88
ESS
3.5
8.9
10.13
12.15
87
GOALS-FITZKnott 2, Reville 2, Dalley 2, Dennis 2, Toohey 2, Morgan & Smith 1 ea.
GOALS-ESST Reynolds 5, R Reynolds 3, Watts 2, Exelby & Webster 1 ea.
NotesNot a VFL home-and-away match for premiership points.

Quite strong sides full of regular VFL players.

F-C StatusYES