Round 11, 1956         Carlton lost to South Melbourne by 19 points at the Lakeside Oval

Round 11, 1956

Sth Melbourne4.6305.7379.17719.1973
Venue: Lakeside OvalDate: Saturday June 30, 1956
Result: Lose by 19 pointsUmpire: NunnCrowd: 27,000
Goalkickers: K.Hamilton 2.3, B.Milroy 2.1, D.Beasy 1.2, D.Nicholls 1.1, K.Clark 1.0, L.Kerr 0.2, J.Mills 0.1, K.Hands 0.1, G.Donaldson 0.1
Best: D.Zeunert, L.Kerr, D.Beasy, K.Clarke, J.Chick, D.Nicholls (first half)
Reports: Injuries: Vic Garra (broken collar bone) replaced by B.Bosustow last quarter. J.Mills (cramp) replaced by C.Holt last quarter. B.Comben (knee), K.Clarke (ankle)

Game Review

This was Carlton's lowest score against South Melbourne at the Lake Oval for 30 years.

Vic Garra broke his collar-bone in the last quarter becoming the fourth Blues' full forward to be seriously injured this season. The others are O'Brien, Ellis, and Crowe.

South were the better team in the second half and were too quick for the Blues, who fiddled with short passing when long kicks were the order of the day, especially when kicking with the wind.

Carlton Coach Jim Francis

"Up until half-time, we looked to have a show, but after the break we had no counter to South's pace and play-on style of play. Their big men were exceptionally effective in the second half. South got the run of the ball all day and our chaps seemed to be always on the wrong leg."

Trainer Harry Crompton on the right
Image: Trove; Age July 02


B: 15 Bruce Comben 25 George Ferry 14 Vin English
HB: 19 Denis Zeunert 3 Peter Webster 10 John James
C: 30 Jack Sullivan 12 Don Nicholls 23 John Chick
HF: 11 Laurie Kerr (vc) 2 Bill Milroy 17 Doug Beasy
F: 13 Graham Donaldson 24 Vic Garra 5 Kevan Hamilton
Ruck: 1 Ken Hands (c) 16 Kevin Clarke 9 Jack Mills
Res: 4 Bob Bosustow 27 Colin Holt
Coach: Jim Francis

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