|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday August 1, 1953|
|Result: Win by 27 points||Umpire:||Crowd: 21,508|
|Goalkickers: J.Howell 7, H.Dunn 3, J.James 2, G.Ferry 2, J.Mills 1.|
Carlton's forward line at last functioned as it should in this home game against Richmond. Blues coach Percy Bentley played George Ferry as a decoy full-forward, with Jack Howell drifting across from the pocket as the real forward target. Aided by Ken Hands' dominance in the ruck, the structure worked as planned. 'Chooka' Howell kicked 7 goals, while Carlton won easily and clung to a faint hope of making the finals.
|B:||15 Bruce Comben||20 Dick Gill||2 Bill Milroy|
|HB:||16 John Brown||14 Vin English||4 Doug Guy|
|C:||11 Laurie Kerr||27 Ray Martini||23 John Chick|
|HF:||10 John James||7 Keith Warburton||17 Doug Beasy|
|F:||3 Harry Sullivan||25 George Ferry||22 Harvey Dunn jnr|
|Ruck:||13 Jack Howell (vc)||1 Ken Hands (c)||9 Jack Mills|
|Res:||31 Brian Molony||32 Jack Spencer|
Last Game: Ray Martini
Interesting Fact: Not only were these Ferry's only 2 goals for the year, they were the last for his whole career - he would move permanently to defence and not nail another major for over 100 more great games in Navy Blue!
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