|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday June 30, 1951|
|Result: Win by 64 points||Umpire: McMurray||Crowd: 22,000|
|Goalkickers: K.Warburton 5, F.Davies 4, J.Mills 3, K.Hands 1, L.Kerr 1.|
|Reports:||Injuries: E.Henfry (torn thigh muscle) replaced by D.Calder in first quarter. Comben (cramp) replaced by H.Dunn jnr. in last quarter. F.Stafford (heel)|
Game ReviewOn paper, this game between the eighth and ninth-placed clubs had little to recommend it, apart from the fact that it was to be played in the leafy surrounds of Princes Park, and not in the murky shadow of the gasometer at Arden St.
The Blues lost three of the clubs’ best defenders; Bert Deacon, Jim Clark and Doug Guy prior to selection night, but it made scarcely any difference. A re-organised back six - with ‘Bones’ Baird and Ollie Grieve in the key positions – strangled the Northerners from the opening bounce. They kicked just five goals (and 40 points) for the game, and were thrashed by 64 points in Carlton’s best effort since the victory over Fitzroy in round 5.
Keith Warburton and Fred Davies were stars up forward for the Blues throughout, and finished with 8 goals between them. Lively rover Jack Mills continued his good form and added another three.
This big win maintained eighth spot on the ladder for Carlton, and lifted our percentage to 117.72 – the best outside of the top four.
|B:||35 Jack Conley||27 Ollie Grieve||24 Harry Caspar|
|HB:||16 John Brown||25 Jim Baird||32 Harry Dern|
|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:||19 Don Calder||22 Harvey Dunn jnr|
Images; Age July 02
Images; Trove Sporting Globe July 04
Argus July 02
Image; Trove, Sporting Globe June 30
ChangesIN: H.Dern, D.Calder, H.Dunn
OUT: B.Deacon, J.Clark, D.Guy
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