Carlton defeated St Kilda by 40 points at the Junction Oval, in Carlton's 1000th League match.

Round 9, 1951

St Kilda1.176.5418.8569.1165
Venue: Junction OvalDate: Saturday June 23, 1951
Result: Win by 40 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 17,000
Goalkickers: K.Hands 3, J.Mills 3, F.Stafford 3, K.Warbuton 3, B.Comben 2, H.Sullivan 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

With the aid of a strong breeze blowing straight down the ground, Carlton booted six goals in the first quarter against St Kilda at the Junction Oval, and from that point on were always in control. The wind dropped at half-time, but the Blues’ dominance didn’t, and they finished off the Saints with another six-goal final term to win by 40 points. In a very even effort by everyone in navy blue, Keith Warburton, Ken Hands, Jack Mills and Fred Stafford all kicked three goals in Carlton’s 1000th League appearance.

Meanwhile, other results consolidated the top four at the half-way stage of the season. The early pace-setters Richmond lost to Geelong, and South Melbourne held Fitzroy to a draw at Brunswick St. Now Collingwood, Geelong, Fitzroy and Richmond were starting to look settled as the top four, while Carlton languished in eighth place with a poor percentage.


This was Carlton's 1000th senior match since the foundation of the VFL in 1897. During that time, the Blues had had a 62.25% success rate, winning 615 games, drawing 15 and losing 370. Included in these totals were 62 finals, 15 Grand Finals and 8 Premierships.

For a summary of Carlton's tenth block of 100 League games, please click here.


B: 35 Jack Conley 27 Ollie Grieve 24 Harry Caspar
HB: 16 John Brown 23 Bert Deacon 26 Jim Clark
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 6 Ern Henfry (c) 12 Doug Williams
HF: 34 Bernie Baxter 3 Harry Sullivan 10 Fred Stafford
F: 1 Ken Hands (vc) 7 Keith Warburton 9 Jack Mills
Ruck: 28 Fred Davies 14 Vin English 15 Bruce Comben
Res: 25 Jim Baird 4 Doug Guy
Coach: Percy Bentley


IN: D.Williams, D.Guy
OUT: D.Calder, H.Dunn


Club Milestone: 1,000th League Game
Players and club officials were guests of Carlton supporters Mr. Elliott Cairnes and Mr. Alex Briese on Saturday night at the Ritz Hotel St.Kilda.

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