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Carlton thrashed North Melbourne by 52 points at Princes Park

Round 7, 1953

Carlton0.446.8449.106414.16100
Nth Melbourne2.3152.5176.5417.648
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday June 6, 1953
Result: Win by 52 pointsUmpire: RobinsonCrowd: 22,219
Goalkickers: T.Walsh 4, J.James 2, G.Burke 2, J.Spencer 2, D.Beasy 1, B.Milroy 1, J.Howell 1, J.Mills 1.
Reports: Injuries: Nil










Game Review

Carlton's defence was impregnable when the team snapped back into form and crushed the Shinboners by 9 goals at Princes Park. A welcome lift in percentage stabilised the Blues in sixth place on the ladder - still just one win away from the top four. Carlton's back line was on top with debutant Ken McKaige outstanding at full back. "His superb marking and kicking - he wore out two North full forwards - and never faltering courage and tenacity made him easily the best man afield."

The Age also mentioned, "Carlton also had sterling service from another youngster in Gerald Burke, who showed promise of being one of the finds of the year." The Blues were breaking down at centre half forward until Jack Howell replaced Bill Milroy in the key position. "Howell became a dominating force in the air, and co-operated cleverly in the fast play-on game used by the active rovers Mills and Chick."

Best

McKaige, Mills, Guy, Hands, Chick, Howell, English, Burke, Ferry.

Team

B: 15 Bruce Comben 8 Ken McKaige 24 Harry Caspar
HB: 25 George Ferry 14 Vin English 4 Doug Guy
C: 17 Doug Beasy 34 A. Max Thomas 11 Laurie Kerr
HF: 9 Jack Mills 2 Bill Milroy 10 John James
F: 5 Gerald Burke 12 Tony Walsh 32 Jack Spencer
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell (vc) 1 Ken Hands (c) 23 John Chick
Res: 16 John Brown 18 Max Wenn
Coach: Percy Bentley



Milestones

Debut: Ken McKaige


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