Carlton defeated South Melbourne by 24 points at Princes Park

Round 11, 1953

Sth Melbourne2.3154.6306.104610.1373
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday July 4, 1953
Result: Win by 24 pointsUmpire: NashCrowd: 29,688
Goalkickers: G.Burke 3, J.Spencer 3, M.Wenn 3, J.Howell 2, J.Mills 2, D.Beasy 1.
Reports: NilInjuries: Spencer (bruised thigh) replaced by Dern fourth quarter. Milroy replaced by Calder fourth quarter.

Game Review

This was a very even team performance from the Blues. Defeat in this match would have ended Carlton's finals chances, but the team responded to coach Percy Bentley's urgings and comfortably beat the Swans by four goals. We were back up into sixth spot on the ladder, one win and percentage short of a finals berth.

After an even first quarter the Blues got on top with their defence playing well especially McKaige and English. Ken Hands was Carlton's best, his marking and long accurate kicks to his team mates made it difficult for South to intercept. The Blues rovers and half forward flankers were busy driving the ball into the forward line. The Swans added a few goals late in the game, but Carlton were well in control.


Hands, English, Mills, Burke, James, Spencer.


B: 30 George Stafford 8 Ken McKaige 14 Vin English
HB: 25 George Ferry 16 John Brown 4 Doug Guy
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 7 Keith Warburton 23 John Chick
HF: 10 John James 13 Jack Howell (vc) 17 Doug Beasy
F: 5 Gerald Burke 18 Max Wenn 32 Jack Spencer
Ruck: 2 Bill Milroy 1 Ken Hands (c) 9 Jack Mills
Res: 19 Don Calder 6 Harry Dern
Coach: Percy Bentley


Last game: Harry Dern

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