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Carlton defeated eventual premiers Geelong by 27 points

Round 7, 1952

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Monday June 9, 1952
Result: Win by 27 pointsUmpire: BeitzelCrowd: 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: NilInjuries: Nil

Game Review

The 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.


Brown, Conley, Beasy, Spencer, Kerr, Howell, Grieve, Davies.


The 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
Coach: Percy Bentley


100 Games: Jack Howell

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