Carlton defeated Fitzroy by 57 points at Princes Park

Round 3, 1955

Carlton 3.0 18 8.2 50 12.3 75 17.4 106
Fitzroy 2.6 18 2.8 20 3.12 30 6.13 49
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday April 30, 1955
Result: Win by 57 points Umpire: Robinson. Crowd: 23,435
Goalkickers: N.O'Brien 7, D.Beasy 4, K.Warbuton 3, D.Browning 1, J.Cheffers 1, R.Robertson 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: P.Webster (ankle) replaced by J.Sullivan third quarter. J.Cheffers (finger) replaced by G.Gilchrist last quarter. K.Hands (instep).

Game Review

Carlton won their second match in a row by a whopping 57 points at home. The old adage 'bad kicking is bad football' is proved timeless yet again, with Fitzroy actually having more scoring shots than the Blues yet going down by 10 goals.

Carlton were third on the ladder behind the undefeated Melbourne and Essendon.

In the final quarter the mercurial Keith Warburton snapped an over the shoulder kick to score his fourth goal.

Carlton coach Perc Bentley

"Our all-round strength and ability to exploit the open spaces of our ground were the winning factors. We also did better in most key positions; we were a lot more accurate, and our half forwards combined well with O'Brien. They gave him plenty of opportunites, and he made full use of them. The result was really pleasing, and showed we have recaptured that 'spark' we had lot in the game against Hawthorn."


D.Zeunert (BOG), K.Warburton, N.O'Brien, J.James, D.Beasy, V.English.


N.O'Brien 7.2, D.Beasy 4.2, K.Warburton 3.0, R.Robertson 1.0, D.Browning 1.0, J.Cheffers 1.0


Most accurate Carlton scoring rate 80.95% since they kicked 13.4 against South in Round 18, 1950 which was at an accuracy scoring rate of 76.47%


B: 4 Bob Bosustow 25 George Ferry 14 Vin English
HB: 19 Denis Zeunert 3 Peter Webster 10 John James
C: 23 John Chick 21 Ron Robertson 11 Laurie Kerr
HF: 7 Keith Warburton 32 John Cheffers 17 Doug Beasy
F: 5 Gerald Burke 26 Noel O'Brien 27 Dave Browning
Ruck: 2 Bill Milroy (vc) 1 Ken Hands (c) 9 Jack Mills
Res: 28 Graham Gilchrist 30 Jack Sullivan
Coach: Percy Bentley


Debuts: Jack Sullivan, Dave Browning, Bob Bosustow

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