Carlton halted their slide with this 41-point win over Fitzroy at Princes Park. This match saw the debut of Premiership defender Kevin Hall.

Round 12, 1963

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday July 27, 1963
Result: Win by 41 pointsUmpire: BlewCrowd: 16,909
Goalkickers: B.Cox 3, J.Gill 3, T.Best 2, K.Hall 2, J.Nicholls 2, T.Carroll 1, I.Collins 1, G.Collis 1, M.Cross 1.
Best: J.Gill, B.Cox, J.James, M.Cross, K.Hall, S.Silvagni, J.Benetti
Injuries: B.Crowe (torn thigh muscle) replaced by P.Barry third quarter. B.McMaster-Smith by G.Hardie in last quarter.

Game Review

At long last - a win! The battered Blues broke their four-game losing sequence with this clinical carving-up of last-placed Fitzroy at Princes Park - a win celebrated in hindsight for the debut of future Premiership defender and crowd favourite Kevin Hall.

The game got off to a fast start and promised to be a good game. Fitzroy were quickly out of the blocks and had the Blues troubled with their pace. A confident Carlton then swung into gear and became the aggressor. The Blues with superior team work and strength, soon had them on top and held a two goal lead at quarter time. This was increased to 22 points at the main break, and Carlton added 6.5 to 2.1 in the third term to hold a match winning 50 point lead. The 'Roys out scored the Blues by 9 points in the last quarter.
"Carlton's reorganised attack functioned excellently, John Gill was mobile and creative at centre half-forward and Gordon Collis, at full forward, showed promise and did more useful work than his one goal indicated.
The move of Tom Carroll to a flank and Berkley Cox back to the centre added bite to both lines. Clear superiority in the ruck, in the air and a tough defence, headed by John James and John Benetti, were other factors behind the win." (Age July 29)


B: 8 John Benetti 4 Brian Buckley 16 Maurie Sankey
HB: 10 John James 28 John Reilly 14 Bob Crowe
C: 40 Bruce McMaster-Smith 22 Tom Carroll 30 Murray Kick
HF: 9 Berkley Cox 12 John Gill 19 Ian Collins
F: 3 Kevin Hall 17 Gordon Collis 23 Martin Cross
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (c) 1 Serge Silvagni (vc) 6 Trevor Best
Res: 18 Peter Barry 15 Greg Hardie
Coach: Ken Hands

In: I. Collins, G. Hardie, J. Gill, K. Hall
Out: B.Williams, W. Lofts, V.Varlamos, C. Stewart


Debut: Kevin Hall

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