Round 13, 1958         Carlton lost by 12 points to North Melbourne at Arden St - the Blues' third defeat in a row.

Round 13, 1958

Nth Melbourne1.286.4407.9518.957
Venue: Arden StDate: Saturday July 19, 1958
Result: Lose by 12 pointsUmpire: SchwabCrowd: 18,000
Goalkickers: D.Beasy 2, G.Burke 2, J.Chick 1, A.White 1.
Reports: Injuries: P.Webster (bruised thigh) replaced by L.Cottrell in last quarter

Game Review

The 1950's were a time of struggle for the Blues, withe no finals win let alone a flag. 1958 would be no different, with the Blues falling outside of the 4. In this game, North would be well in command at half time and we would not threaten.

However, the significance of this game in another sense should be brought out. Kerr, Cottrell and Serge were in this team, and some 60 years later, their grandsons would be on our list in a quirk of historical relevance. 3 Granddads, 4 grandkids...

In a season quirk, there was actually a three round gap between rounds 12 and 13.


B: 15 Bruce Comben (c) 25 George Ferry 16 Kevin Clarke
HB: 8 John Benetti 3 Peter Webster 10 John James
C: 28 Graham Gilchrist 11 Laurie Kerr (vc) 23 John Chick
HF: 38 Allan White 18 Peter Barry 17 Doug Beasy
F: 5 Gerald Burke 4 Brian Buckley 30 Jack Sullivan
Ruck: 13 Graham Donaldson 20 Serge Silvagni 37 John Heathcote
Res: 32 Len Cottrell 6 Leo Brereton
Coach: Jim Francis


50 Games: Graham Donaldson

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