|Venue: Brunswick St Oval||Date: Saturday August 18, 1951|
|Result: Match Drawn||Umpire:||Crowd: 17,500|
|Goalkickers: K.Warburton 5, B.Milroy 2, D.Beasy 1, B.Comben 1, F.Davies 1, T.Jones 1, F.Stafford 1, H.Sullivan 1.|
With their season looking more and more like a train wreck, the Navy Blues faced finals-bound Fitzroy on their home turf in this match, and went within a whisker of pulling off another upset. Trailing by 23 points at half-time, the visitors launched a spirited comeback, and were desperately unlucky not to snatch the four points.
In his debut game for Carlton, former North Melbourne ruckman Bill Milroy was almost a hero when he snapped a brilliant goal with scores level in the dying moments, to give his side a great victory. But joy turned to despair when the field umpire disallowed the score, ruling that Milroy had kicked the ball a split-second after the siren.
The Blues remained eighth on the ladder, two points behind Richmond, and six points ahead of North Melbourne.
|B:||30 George Stafford||27 Ollie Grieve||24 Harry Caspar|
|HB:||35 Jack Conley||16 John Brown||26 Jim Clark|
|C:||11 Laurie Kerr||18 Alan Thynne||8 Arthur Hodgson|
|HF:||14 Vin English||3 Harry Sullivan||10 Fred Stafford|
|F:||29 Bill Milroy||7 Keith Warburton||17 Doug Beasy|
|Ruck:||28 Fred Davies (acting capt.)||20 Tom Jones||15 Bruce Comben|
|Res:||25 Jim Baird||9 Jack Mills|
ChangesIN: B.Milroy, T.Jones, G.Stafford
OUT: K.Hands, D.Calder, J.Blake
MilestonesDebut: Tom Jones and George Stafford
Debut (Carlton): Bill Milroy
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