|Venue: Victoria Park||Date: Saturday August 6, 1955|
|Result: Lose by 37 points||Umpire: Beitzel||Crowd: 28,000 (approx.)|
|Goalkickers: N.O'Brien 2, D.Beasy 1, K.Bergin 1, B.Crowe 1, B.Molony 1, F.Munro 1,|
|Best: Zeunert (BOG), Comben, Brown, Bergin, Chick, James.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Beasy (shoulder) replaced by Munro at three quarter time. Paice (thigh) replaced by Archbold fourth quarter.|
Game ReviewCarlton suffered their first loss since June 1955, this one against the Pies. Collingwood were a very good team in 1955, and sat in second only on percentage from the dominant Melbourne team at the end of Round 16.
Collingwood's team work and class was too much for the Blues. They had winners all over the ground despite the windy conditions. Carlton relied on individual efforts with Comben and Zuenert being Carlton's standouts. Dennis Zeunert playing on the half back flank gave a best on the ground performance.
Carlton sat in 8th place with a percentage of 105.7.
Carlton coach Perc Bentley said after the game: "I must congratulate Collingwood on an excellent performance in the conditions, which did not suit us. Although the Magpies had really few strong players, they had no weak ones. However, I am not too disappointed with our performance. For we were badly hit by the loss of full back George Ferry, and ruckman Bill Milroy."
|B:||15 Bruce Comben||33 John Paice||3 Peter Webster|
|HB:||19 Denis Zeunert||14 Vin English||16 John Brown|
|C:||23 John Chick||20 Leon Berner||11 Laurie Kerr|
|HF:||28 Graham Gilchrist||34 Bob Crowe||10 John James|
|F:||5 Gerald Burke||26 Noel O'Brien||17 Doug Beasy|
|Ruck:||31 Brian Molony||1 Ken Hands (c)||36 Kevin Bergin|
|Res:||37 Barry Archbold||22 Frank Munro|
MilestonesDebut: Barry Archbold
Last Game: John Paice
Last Game (Carlton): Brian Molony
Carlton v Collingwood: This was Carlton's 5th loss in a row against Collingwood, a feat thankfully not matched again for another 56 years...
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