Carlton defeated North Melbourne by 17 points at Arden Street

Round 12, 1955

Carlton 2.0 12 9.6 60 11.9 75 16.9 105
North Melbourne 7.6 48 7.6 48 12.8 80 13.10 88
Venue: Arden Street Date: Saturday July 9, 1955
Result: Win by 17 points Umpire: Beitzel Crowd: 12,000 (approx.)
Goalkickers: N.O'Brien 7, K.Bergin 3, D.Beasy 2, B.Crowe 2, B.Milroy 1, P.Webster 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Zeunert (bruised ankle) replaced by Bosustow fourth quarter. Chick (cramp) replaced by Sullivan fourth quarter. Moran (ankle)

Game Review

Carlton won their first game since Round 4 against 11th placed North Melbourne to jump back above Richmond on the ladder.

Carlton moved back into 9th but were well and truly off the pace in 1955, sitting 7 wins behind ladder leaders and eventual Premiers Melbourne.

The Blues mades mistakes, but so did North. Carlton played stronger against the wind, and their strength, and systematic play won the day for them. Best on the ground was Bruce Comben, he repeatedly saved the day and cleared the ball well out of defence. The two spearheads were a highlight. North's Jock Spencer booted 8.3 while Carlton's straight shooter Noel O'Brien bagged 7.0! Most of Spencer's goals came from free kicks, causing Carlton's defenders to be mysterfied, full back George Ferry; "I was not even near him on several occasions (and) he was awarded a free kick"

Ken Hands is still hampered with a shin injury, preferring often to hand pass rather than kicking the ball.

Carlton coach Perc Bentley

"The fact that we fielded our strongest and most balanced side possible was of major importance in our win. The balance was particularly noticeable up forward. Defenders also again rose to the occasion and in the third quarter really swung the game in our favor. Finally the inclusion of captain Ken Hands and John Chick gave a great boost to the team."


Comben (BOG), James, O'Brien, Crowe, Zeunert, Bergin


O'Brien 7.0, Bergin 3.1, Beasy 2.1, Crowe 2.1, Milroy 1.1, Webster 1.0, James 0.2, Berner 0.1, rushed 2
(In addition 11 shots at goal failed to score.)


B: 15 Bruce Comben 25 George Ferry 24 Bernie Moran
HB: 19 Denis Zeunert 14 Vin English 16 John Brown
C: 23 John Chick 20 Leon Berner 11 Laurie Kerr
HF: 28 Graham Gilchrist 34 Bob Crowe 10 John James
F: 3 Peter Webster 26 Noel O'Brien 17 Doug Beasy
Ruck: 2 Bill Milroy (vc) 1 Ken Hands (c) 36 Kevin Bergin
Res: 4 Bob Bosustow 30 Jack Sullivan
Coach: Percy Bentley


Last game: Bernie Moran

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