Carlton lost to Footscray by 38 points at Princes Park

Round 10, 1955

Carlton 3.0 18 3.3 21 5.6 36 6.7 43
Footscray 3.6 24 5.6 36 9.12 66 11.15 81
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday June 25, 1955
Result: Lose by 38 points Umpire: A. Nash Crowd: 20,576
Goalkickers: K.Bergin 3, N.O'Brien 1, J.Sullivan 1, K.Warbuton 1.
Reports: Harry Caspar (Striking Dave Bryden) - 4 Matches; Colin Holt (Kicking Charlie Sutton) - 8 Matches
Injuries: Hands (leg and ankle) replaced by Brown third quarter. Caspar (bruised back) replaced by Molony last quarter. James (foot infection).

Game Review

Carlton's woes continued with a loss to the 5th placed Footscray.

Colin Holt's debut proved less than auspicious as he met the tribunal's displeasure to the tune of 8 weeks. Harry Caspar, in his last game, was also reported and suspended for 4 weeks.

The Blues welcomed back Hands, Zeunert, O'Brien, Crowe and newcomer Holt. Donaldson was not available, Mills was injured, with Beasy, Ellis, and Brown omitted.

The absence of Jack Mills spoilt much of Bill Milroy's good work in the ruck. Carlton were beaten across the centre and lost much of it's drive. Ken Hands was not 100% and was beaten by Footscray's Peter Box who was best on the ground. The forward line was outpointed by the Dog's strong defence.

"Carlton appears to have left the predictable stage and relegated itself to one of the 'easy-beat-teams' in the League."

Carlton coach Perc Bentley

"Although we were beaten, the team showed more devil and determination in it's play. Footscray's backmen were too strong for our forwards. Our ruckmen did a good job, but were hampered by the absence of rover Jack Mills. Our rovers were inexperienced, and Footscray took advantage of it."


James, Milroy, English, Comben, Ferry, Crowe


Bergin 3.0, Warburton 1.1, O'Brien 1.1, Sullivan 1.0, Webster 0.2, Bosustow 0.2, Kerr 0.1


B: 15 Bruce Comben 25 George Ferry 6 Harry Caspar
HB: 19 Denis Zeunert 34 Bob Crowe 10 John James
C: 30 Jack Sullivan 1 Ken Hands (c) 11 Laurie Kerr
HF: 38 Colin Holt 3 Peter Webster 7 Keith Warburton
F: 4 Bob Bosustow 26 Noel O'Brien 36 Kevin Bergin
Ruck: 2 Bill Milroy (vc) 14 Vin English 29 Peter Aitken
Res: 31 Brian Molony 16 John Brown
Coach: Percy Bentley


Debut: Colin Holt
Last game: Harry Caspar

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