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Two Carlton stars in John James and Tom Carroll played their last match for the Blues, in this exciting come-from-behind victory over Footscray at Princes Park.

Round 18, 1963

Carlton2.2143.10285.124213.1391
Footscray2.4163.6246.11478.1159
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday September 7, 1963
Result: Win by 32 pointsUmpire: GrantCrowd: 15,319
Goalkickers: T.Carroll 4, B.Cox 4, J.Nicholls 2, K.Hall 1, S.Silvagni 1, C.Stewart 1.
Reports: Injuries: G.Anderson (thigh) replaced by J.Benetti in last quarter.










Game Review

Johnny James had the honour of leading the team onto the ground followed by 100 gamer Sergio Silvagni, then skipper John Nicholls.
The Blues were in trouble at three-quarter time in this home match against the Bulldogs, but unleashed a barn-storming last quarter in which we kicked 8.1 to only two majors by the Dogs, and ran out winners by 32 points. This good win lifted Carlton to sixth on the ladder and dropped Footscray to ninth, but the day was tinged with sadness for every Bluebagger because afterwards, we bid farewell to Brownlow Medallist John James and reliable full-forward Tom Carroll.

After half time Serge Silvagni was replaced at full forward by Tom 'Turkey' Carroll.
Carroll and half forward Berkley Cox each kicked three goals. The Blues kicked seven goals straight in the last term cutting the Dog's defence to ribbons.

Team


B: 19 Ian Collins 17 Gordon Collis 22 Tom Carroll
HB: 26 Graeme Anderson 20 Wes Lofts 10 John James
C: 25 John Comben 30 Murray Kick 39 Cliff Stewart
HF: 4 Brian Buckley 12 John Gill 9 Berkley Cox
F: 3 Kevin Hall 1 Serge Silvagni (vc) 15 Greg Hardie
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (c) 37 Henry Ogilvie 6 Trevor Best
Res: 8 John Benetti 7 Bruce Williams
Coach: Ken Hands

In: B. Buckley, M.Kick, H. Ogilvie
Out: K. Greenwood, J. Reilly, D. Rogers

Milestones

100 Games: Serge Silvagni
Last games: Tom Carroll, John James, Henry Ogilvie


Round 17 | 1964