Carlton lose to Essendon by 1 point at Princes Park

Round 16, 1952

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday August 9, 1952
Result: Lose by 1 pointUmpire: H.Beitzel Crowd: 34,000
Goalkickers: J.Howell 4, F.Davies 3, D.Beasy 1, K.Hands 1, A.Hodgson 1, J.Spencer 1.
Best: F.Davies, V.English, D.Beasy, J.Howell, L.Kerr, F.Stafford (last half)
Reports: Injuries: A.Hodgson (torn thigh muscle) replaced by B.Comben during third quarter.

Game Review

The Blues led by 21 points at half time and looked likely winners. However, the Dons booted 9.3 to 1.3 in the third to lead by nearly five goals at the last change. John Coleman having kicked four goals in the third quarter.
The Argus;
"Carlton was quickly in attack in the last quarter, but three points were expensive misses. Goals by Davies and Howell roused the Blues, but Ken Hands and Coleman both scored points, to leave Carlton 12 points behind as "added time" ticked on.
Another two goals by Davies levelled the scores, and Carlton scented victory. But Hutchison drove the ball to Coleman, and he marked just ahead of a Carlton player 20 yards from goal. The kick went outside the goal post, but the ball had not dropped amongst the spectators when the final siren sounded to give Essendon a win."
The loss highlighted Carlton's weakness in attack. Although Jack Howell led and marked well, his kicking was shocking.


B: 35 Jack Conley 27 Ollie Grieve 24 Harry Caspar
HB: 16 John Brown 14 Vin English 33 Ritchie Green
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 10 Fred Stafford 8 Arthur Hodgson
HF: 7 Keith Warburton 2 Bill Milroy 17 Doug Beasy
F: 1 Ken Hands (acting capt.) 13 Jack Howell 32 Jack Spencer
Ruck: 28 Fred Davies 31 Brian Molony 9 Jack Mills
Res: 4 Doug Guy 15 Bruce Comben
Coach: Percy Bentley


Last game: Arthur Hodgson

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