|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday August 11, 1951|
|Result: Loss by 22 points||Umpire:||Crowd: 17,500|
|Goalkickers: J.Baird 1, B.Comben 1, F.Davies 1, V.English 1, J.Mills 1, H.Sullivan 1, K.Warbuton 1.|
Having had their finals hopes dashed the previous week by a resurgent Richmond, the Blues were given the coup de grace by Geelong in this one-sided affair at Princes Park.
The top of the table Cats led by more than six goals at three-quarter time, and eased down to run out victors by 22 points. The Blues never threw in the towel, but their wayward shooting for goal (they scored 2.8 to a single point by Geelong in the last quarter) dashed any chance of a resurgence, and the final score flattered the home side.
Carlton dropped to eighth place after this defeat, overtaken by South Melbourne. Now, only Footscray posed a threat to the entrenched top four of Geelong, Collingwood, Fitzroy and Essendon.
|B:||35 Jack Conley||27 Ollie Grieve||24 Harry Caspar|
|HB:||16 John Brown||25 Jim Baird||26 Jim Clark|
|C:||11 Laurie Kerr||17 Doug Beasy||8 Arthur Hodgson|
|HF:||14 Vin English||3 Harry Sullivan||10 Fred Stafford|
|F:||1 Ken Hands (acting capt.)||7 Keith Warburton||9 Jack Mills|
|Ruck:||28 Fred Davies||19 Don Calder||15 Bruce Comben|
|Res:||21 Johnny Blake||18 Alan Thynne|
ChangesIN: A.Thynne, D.Calder
OUT: B.Baxter, D.Guy
MilestonesLast game: Johnny Blake
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