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Round 18, 1954         Carlton lost to Geelong by 41 points at Kardinia Park - game over at half time.

Round 18, 1954

Carlton1.282.4165.11416.1349
Geelong5.3339.86211.97513.1290
Venue: Kardinia ParkDate: Saturday August 28, 1954
Result: Lose by 41 pointsUmpire: NashCrowd: 23,119
Goalkickers: J.Chick 4, K.Hands 1, N.O'Brien 1.
Reports: Injuries: Kerr (shoulder) replaced by Beasy third quarter. Mills (kidneys).










Game Review

This game was effectively over as a contest when ladder-leaders Geelong led Carlton by seven goals at half-time. The Blues rallied in the second half however, and at least prevented the margin from blowing out any further. We still wound up a disappointing eighth on the ladder, with a percentage of 99.35.

Geelong who had the finals to look forward to played polished football and were never in trouble from the first bounce. The Blues fought back a little in the third term, but the Cat's grip on the game was never loosened. Geelong's half forward flanker Bob "Woofer" Davis was best on the ground. Carlton captain Ken Hands was the Blues' best.

Carlton coach Perc Bentley

Our slight and unconscious loss of "life" was fatal to our chances I think this was cause by lack of incentive. But Geelong deserves full credit for it's victory. It's half forward line worked particularly well, and it also had an edge in many other parts of the field."

Best

Hands, Milroy, Chick, Gilchrist, English, Zeunert.

Footnote

"Nobby" O'Brien finished the season with 45 goals.
He was 3 ahead of fourth placed John Coleman, and behind Geelong's F. Flanagan on 54 and Footscray's J. Collins who topped the list with 73.

Team

B: 15 Bruce Comben 25 George Ferry 14 Vin English
HB: 16 John Brown 33 Peter Webster 10 John James
C: 28 Graham Gilchrist 7 Keith Warburton 11 Laurie Kerr
HF: 19 Denis Zeunert 27 Bob Crowe 21 Ron Robertson
F: 37 Bernie Moran 26 Noel O'Brien 23 John Chick
Ruck: 2 Bill Milroy 1 Ken Hands (c) 9 Jack Mills
Res: 6 Alex Boyle 17 Doug Beasy
Coach: Percy Bentley


Milestones

Last game: Alex Boyle


Round 17 | 1955

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