Round 1, 1957         Carlton lost to Hawthorn by 36 points at Princes Park. John Nicholls debuted for the Blues.

Round 1, 1957

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday April 20, 1957
Result: Lose by 36 pointsUmpire: NunnCrowd: 24,321
Goalkickers: L.Brereton 3, B.Crowe 3, K.Hands 2, G.Donaldson 1, D.Nicholls 1.
Reports: Injuries: L.Brereton (cramp) replaced by J.Mills, J.Sullivan (cramp) replaced by L.Berner, J.Chick (cut eye)

Game Review

The Hawks jumped the Blues by 7 goals to 1 in the first quarter in what was basically the margin at the end of the game. As such, 1957 began on a disappointing note but a key big man of the future would be blooded with the debut of Club Legend John Nicholls.


B: 15 Bruce Comben 25 George Ferry 2 John Nicholls
HB: 27 Colin Holt 3 Peter Webster 10 John James
C: 28 Graham Gilchrist 12 Don Nicholls 23 John Chick
HF: 11 Laurie Kerr (vc) 22 Denis Strauch 30 Jack Sullivan
F: 13 Graham Donaldson 14 Bob Crowe 6 Leo Brereton
Ruck: 1 Ken Hands (c) 16 Kevin Clarke 17 Doug Beasy
Res: 20 Leon Berner 9 Jack Mills
Coach: Jim Francis


Debuts: John Nicholls, Leo Brereton and Denis Strauch
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1957 | Round 2

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