Carlton lost to St Kilda by 5 points at Junction Oval

Round 16, 1953

St Kilda5.6365.8387.12548.1563
Venue: Junction OvalDate: Saturday August 15, 1953
Result: Loss by 5 pointsUmpire: BlumfieldCrowd: 9,700
Goalkickers: J.Spencer 4, M.Wenn 1, J.Howell 1, K.Hands 1.
Reports: NilInjuries: Chick (groin) replaced by Dunn third quarter. Webster (knee) replaced by Warburton fourth quarter. Sullivan (ankle).

Game Review

With little left to play for, Carlton suffered a rare loss to St Kilda at the Junction Oval.

The Saints brilliant first quarter set up the win. In the second term Carlton bombarded the forward line, and only the Blues inaccuracy prevent it from taking the lead. The second half was fairly even with both backlines on top. It was anyone's game up until the final bell and the home side hung on for a five point win.


Spencer, English, Kerr, Milroy, Brown, Beasy


B: 15 Bruce Comben 20 Dick Gill 2 Bill Milroy
HB: 16 John Brown 14 Vin English 4 Doug Guy
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 17 Doug Beasy 23 John Chick
HF: 10 John James 18 Max Wenn 21 Ron Robertson
F: 3 Harry Sullivan 33 Peter Webster 32 Jack Spencer
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell (vc) 1 Ken Hands (c) 9 Jack Mills
Res: 7 Keith Warburton 22 Harvey Dunn jnr
Coach: Percy Bentley

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