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In Jim Clark's 150th game, Carlton suffered a shock loss to Melbourne at the MCG

Round 6, 1951

Carlton4.5295.6365.6368.1058
Melbourne3.4227.9518.95711.1278
Venue: M.C.G.Date: Saturday June 2, 1951
Result: Lose by 20 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 29,774
Goalkickers: K.Hands 3, K.Warbuton 2, B.Baxter 1, B.Comben 1, H.Sullivan 1.
Reports: Injuries:










Game Review

Still basking in the triumph of the previous week’s victory over Fitzroy, the Blues were brought back to earth with a thud when they were easily beaten by Melbourne at the MCG.

Carlton began the game well, and their aerial ability gave the visitors a slight advantage at quarter time. But from then on the Demons lifted, and with winners all over the ground they kicked away to record their first win of the season. Remarkably, Carlton actually climbed one position on the ladder to seventh after this round, because all the teams in the lower half of the table were beaten as well. The top four was now Richmond, Fitzroy, Collingwood and Geelong – all 8 points (2 wins) ahead of the Blues.

On a happier note, Jim Clark became the youngest Carlton player at that time to achieve 150 games. This record has since been beaten, but Jim still remains in the top 10 some 60 years later.

Team

B: 33 Ritchie Green 27 Ollie Grieve 24 Harry Caspar
HB: 16 John Brown 23 Bert Deacon 26 Jim Clark
C: 8 Arthur Hodgson 6 Ern Henfry (c) 11 Laurie Kerr
HF: 9 Jack Mills 3 Harry Sullivan 12 Doug Williams
F: 1 Ken Hands (vc) 34 Bernie Baxter 7 Keith Warburton
Ruck: 28 Fred Davies 14 Vin English 15 Bruce Comben
Res: 25 Jim Baird 10 Fred Stafford
Coach: Percy Bentley


Changes


IN: B.Deacon
OUT: B.Huntington

Milestones

150 Games: Jim Clark


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