Carlton lost to Collingwood by 17 points at Victoria Park

Round 15, 1953

Venue: Victoria ParkDate: Saturday August 8, 1953
Result: Loss by 17 pointsUmpire: RoachCrowd: 31,277
Goalkickers: J.Howell 4, H.Dunn 1, J.Chick 1, J.James 1, P.Webster 1, D.Beasy 1.
Reports: NilInjuries: Dunn (cramps) replaced by Spencer final quarter. Howell (shin).

Game Review

Collingwood killed off Carlton's slim finals hopes in this tough and willing clash at Victoria Park. The Blues mounted a strong challenge in the third quarter and twice had shots a goal to hit the front, but missed both times. Jack Howell played a lone hand up front again, with 4 goals.

Howell dominated in the ruck, but debutant Peter Webster, and Harry Sullivan at full forward both missed repeated opportunities to goal. Wretched goal-kicking and turnovers ruined Carlton's chances with the wind in the second term. Only 10 points down and with the aid of the wind in the final quarter, Carlton could not break through the Woods' cool-headed defence.


Howell (BOG), Hands, English, Milroy, Guy, James, Kerr


B: 15 Bruce Comben 20 Dick Gill 2 Bill Milroy
HB: 16 John Brown 14 Vin English 4 Doug Guy
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 17 Doug Beasy 23 John Chick
HF: 10 John James 33 Peter Webster 21 Ron Robertson
F: 3 Harry Sullivan 7 Keith Warburton 22 Harvey Dunn jnr
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell (vc) 1 Ken Hands (c) 9 Jack Mills
Res: 31 Brian Molony 32 Jack Spencer
Coach: Percy Bentley

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