|Venue: Punt Rd Oval||Date: Saturday May 9, 1953|
|Result: Win by 6 points||Umpire:||Crowd: 31,000|
|Goalkickers: T.Walsh 6, J.Howell 4, J.Spencer 3, L.Kerr 1, J.Mills 1, M.Wenn 1.|
Game ReviewBack pocket, Bruce Comben was missing with a broken blood vessel in his neck, and Doug Beasy was getting married. Jack Howell was carrying a thigh injury, and full back Harry Dern badly jarred both thumbs last week. Bill Milroy had a bruised thigh.
Full-forward Tony Walsh starred for the Blues in this narrow victory over Richmond at the Punt Road Oval. Walsh kicked 6 goals, and ruckman-forward Jack 'Chooka' Howell kicked 4, in a high-scoring thriller of a match. Despite the win, Carlton dropped out of the top four on percentage.
|B:||30 George Stafford||6 Harry Dern||31 Brian Molony|
|HB:||16 John Brown||3 Harry Sullivan||4 Doug Guy|
|C:||34 A. Max Thomas||7 Keith Warburton||11 Laurie Kerr|
|HF:||21 Ron Robertson||18 Max Wenn||10 John James|
|F:||2 Bill Milroy||12 Tony Walsh||32 Jack Spencer|
|Ruck:||13 Jack Howell (vc)||1 Ken Hands (c)||9 Jack Mills|
|Res:||25 George Ferry||23 John Chick|
Milestones50 Games: John Brown
200th Goal: Jack Howell
Interesting Fact: This was the second consecutive away win against this opponent at exactly the same margin, a feat we've managed 6 times in our entire VFL to AFL history.
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