Carlton lost to Geelong by 11 points at Princes Park

Round 10, 1953

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday June 27, 1953
Result: Loss by 11 pointsUmpire: RoachCrowd: 32,526
Goalkickers: J.Howell 2, G.Burke 1, M.Wenn 1, D.Beasy 1, J.Spencer 1, J.Mills 1, L.Kerr 1.
Reports: NilInjuries: Martini (cramp) replaced by Dern fourth quarter. English (cramp) replaced by Calder fourth quarter.

Game Review

A scoreless second term proved costly for the Blues in this clash with ladder leaders Geelong at Princes Park. Although it was an honourable loss, we were suddenly two wins out of the four.

Geelong were on top for the first three quarters. The only winner the Blues had was McKaige, who overcame two opponents. Keith Warburton (returning from a cartilage injury) broke even with his opponent. Jack Howell at full-forward fumbled badly and missed many easy shots at goal. Rovers Mills and Spencer were responsible for Carlton adding 4 quick goals late in the third term. The Blues carried this momentum into the final term and held Geelong to 3 points while adding 3.8. Carlton got within 2 goals with 10 minutes remaining, but the Cats steadied and maintained possession until the end of the game.

Warburton replaced Chick (sprained ankle) in selected side.


McKaige, Mills, Spencer, Hands, Warburton, Guy, Milroy, Burke, English.


The Age, New Record For Geelong
"Geelong equalled at 24 year old for the number of successive League football wins when it beat Carlton on Saturday. Geelong has now won it's last 20 matches and is level with the record established by Collingwood in 1928-1929. Geelong has been unbeaten for 23 matches, but drew with Essendon 21 matches ago."


B: 15 Bruce Comben 8 Ken McKaige 14 Vin English
HB: 25 George Ferry 16 John Brown 4 Doug Guy
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 7 Keith Warburton 10 John James
HF: 27 Ray Martini 18 Max Wenn 17 Doug Beasy
F: 5 Gerald Burke 13 Jack Howell (vc) 32 Jack Spencer
Ruck: 2 Bill Milroy 1 Ken Hands (c) 9 Jack Mills
Res: 19 Don Calder 6 Harry Dern
Coach: Percy Bentley

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