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Round 5, 1956         Carlton dominated this game against Collingwood at Princes Park, and should have won by more than 42 points.

Round 5, 1956

Carlton0.112.4166.12488.1664
Collingwood0.110.332.4163.422
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 12, 1956
Result: Win by 42 pointsUmpire: Nunn.Crowd: 24,000
Goalkickers: B.Bosustow 1, G.Donaldson 1, J.Ellis 1, K.Hands 1, L.Kerr 1, J.Mills 1, B.Milroy 1, J.Sullivan 1.
Reports: Injuries: Ellis (torn cartilage) replaced by Bosustow second quarter. Hamilton (bruised shoulder) replaced by Sullivan third quarter.










Game Review

The win was master minded at training on Thursday night by coach Jim Francis using skittles for players to "show how to beat Collingwood." In drizzling rain and on a slippery ground the Blues played dry weather football. Carlton's ball handling, marking, and kicking was superb. The half forwards, Kerr, Milroy and Beasy dominated. Milroy took five towering marks in the final term. Hands and Clarke controlled the ruck, and James was unbeatable in defence.

Carlton coach Jim Francis;

"The play-on game was the secret of our success. We won in all departments, particularly in the rucks. We were also strong across the half forward, centre, and backlines. Carlton is developing into the team I have striven for. It is backing up well our playing fast, non-stop football."

Scorers; Donaldson 1.3, Kerr 1.2, Ellis 1.1, Sullivan 1.1, Mills 1.1, Milroy 1.0, Hands 1.0, Bosustow 1.0, Beasy 0.4, Webster 0.1, Gilchrist 0.1, Rushed 2.
Best; James, Zeunert, Kerr, Clarke, Ferry, Hands.

Team

B: 15 Bruce Comben 25 George Ferry 14 Vin English
HB: 12 Don Nicholls 3 Peter Webster 19 Denis Zeunert
C: 28 Graham Gilchrist 10 John James 23 John Chick
HF: 11 Laurie Kerr (vc) 2 Bill Milroy 17 Doug Beasy
F: 13 Graham Donaldson 8 Jack Ellis 9 Jack Mills
Ruck: 1 Ken Hands (c) 16 Kevin Clarke 5 Kevan Hamilton
Res: 4 Bob Bosustow 30 Jack Sullivan
Coach: Jim Francis



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