Carlton lost to Fitzroy by 44 points at Princes park

Round 13, 1960

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday July 23, 1960
Result: Lose by 44 pointsUmpire: NunnCrowd: 26,796
Goalkickers: L.Brereton 2, B.Buckley 1, J.Heathcote 1, B.Smith 1.
Best: J.James, G.Ferry, B.Comben, B.Bryant, M.Sankey (first half), B.Crowe (second half)
Reports: Injuries: S.Silvagni (shoulder) replaced by J. O'Keefe in first quarter. J.Williams replaced by J.Benetti in last quarter. G.Ferry (broken nose)

Game Review

In another clash against a top four side, Carlton was hammered by Fitzroy by 44 points at Princes Park.

Carlton were confident that their recent form and overall big man strength would carry them through. Fitzroy had to rely soley on their two ruckmen Alan Gale and Ron Harvey. Amazingly
these two dominated for the entire game in the heavy, greasy conditions. Fitzroy's little men ran the legs off Carlton's larger side. Their handball and passing was more precise, but both teams wasted chances in front of goal. The Blues really only had two winners on the ground, half back Johnny James who saved his team many times, and full back George Ferry who consistently beat his opponent.

One of the few positives from the game for the Blues was the continued good form of rover Leo Brereton, whose two goals took his season tally to 34. Although our percentage took another hit, the Blues still clung to 8th ladder position, ahead of Footscray, Geelong, North Melbourne and Richmond.

Image; The Age July 25


B: 15 Bruce Comben (c) 25 George Ferry 16 Maurie Sankey
HB: 19 Denis Zeunert 14 Bob Crowe 10 John James
C: 11 Barry Bryant 1 Serge Silvagni 23 John Chick (vc)
HF: 37 John Heathcote 20 Wes Lofts 3 Dave McCulloch
F: 31 John Williams 2 John Nicholls 36 Barry Smith
Ruck: 13 Graham Donaldson (dvc) 4 Brian Buckley 6 Leo Brereton
Res: 8 John Benetti 39 John O'Keefe
Coach: Ken Hands


In: J. Benetti, B. Smith
Out: D. Nicholls, B. Williams


Last Game: John O'Keefe and Barry Smith

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