Carlton defeated Richmond by 27 points at Princes Park. 'Chooka' Howell kicked 7 goals.

Round 14, 1953

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday August 1, 1953
Result: Win by 27 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 21,508
Goalkickers: J.Howell 7, H.Dunn 3, J.James 2, G.Ferry 2, J.Mills 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

Carlton's forward line at last functioned as it should in this home game against Richmond. Blues coach Percy Bentley played George Ferry as a decoy full-forward, with Jack Howell drifting across from the pocket as the real forward target. Aided by Ken Hands' dominance in the ruck, the structure worked as planned. 'Chooka' Howell kicked 7 goals, while Carlton won easily and clung to a faint hope of making the finals.


B: 15 Bruce Comben 20 Dick Gill 2 Bill Milroy
HB: 16 John Brown 14 Vin English 4 Doug Guy
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 27 Ray Martini 23 John Chick
HF: 10 John James 7 Keith Warburton 17 Doug Beasy
F: 3 Harry Sullivan 25 George Ferry 22 Harvey Dunn jnr
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell (vc) 1 Ken Hands (c) 9 Jack Mills
Res: 31 Brian Molony 32 Jack Spencer
Coach: Percy Bentley


50 Games: Bruce Comben
Last Game: Ray Martini
Interesting Fact: Not only were these Ferry's only 2 goals for the year, they were the last for his whole career - he would move permanently to defence and not nail another major for over 100 more great games in Navy Blue!

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