|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Monday June 9, 1952|
|Result: Win by 27 points||Umpire: Beitzel||Crowd: 37,500|
|Goalkickers: J.Spencer 6, J.Howell 4, J.Mills 3, F.Davies 2, K.Hands 1, E.Henfry 1, B.Milroy 1.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewThe Blues had no trouble defeating eventual premiers Geelong in front of 37, 500 people at Princes Park on a Monday. Playing some of the best football seen for years, Carlton put on a devasting burst of powerhouse football in the first quarter. "Here was fast, co-ordinated football with brilliant marking and long, accurate kicking. It was 'copybook' football rarely seen when two top-lined sides clash."
They dominated in the ruck, Davies, Caspar and English initiated many moves and the Blues completely out played the Cats. Jack Spencer booted five goals in the first term. The Blues effectively used handball and created the loose man, leaving Geelong standing. Ollie Grieve (centre half back) and John Brown were best of the defenders shutting down two of Geelong's better forwards in Fred Flanagan and Bob Davis respectively.
For the first time this year the team played to it's potential, something the Blues' supporters had been waiting seven weeks for.
BestBrown, Conley, Beasy, Spencer, Kerr, Howell, Grieve, Davies.
FootnoteThe Blues scored the highest opening quarter since 1946.
"No team since the war has scored so many points in a quarter against Geelong, last year's premiers."
|B:||35 Jack Conley||27 Ollie Grieve||24 Harry Caspar|
|HB:||16 John Brown||39 Harry Dern||33 Ritchie Green|
|C:||11 Laurie Kerr||6 Ern Henfry (c)||8 Arthur Hodgson|
|HF:||7 Keith Warburton||2 Bill Milroy||17 Doug Beasy|
|F:||1 Ken Hands (vc)||13 Jack Howell||32 Jack Spencer|
|Ruck:||28 Fred Davies||14 Vin English||9 Jack Mills|
|Res:||25 George Ferry||15 Bruce Comben|
Milestones100 Games: Jack Howell
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