Carlton lost to Collingwood by 37 points at Victoria Park

Round 16, 1955

Carlton 0.2 2 2.5 17 4.7 31 7.10 52
Collingwood 2.7 19 4.10 34 9.14 68 12.17 89
Venue: Victoria Park Date: Saturday August 6, 1955
Result: Lose by 37 points Umpire: Beitzel Crowd: 28,000 (approx.)
Goalkickers: N.O'Brien 2, D.Beasy 1, K.Bergin 1, B.Crowe 1, B.Molony 1, F.Munro 1,
Best: Zeunert (BOG), Comben, Brown, Bergin, Chick, James.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Beasy (shoulder) replaced by Munro at three quarter time. Paice (thigh) replaced by Archbold fourth quarter.

Game Review

Carlton suffered their first loss since June 1955, this one against the Pies. Collingwood were a very good team in 1955, and sat in second only on percentage from the dominant Melbourne team at the end of Round 16.

Collingwood's team work and class was too much for the Blues. They had winners all over the ground despite the windy conditions. Carlton relied on individual efforts with Comben and Zuenert being Carlton's standouts. Dennis Zeunert playing on the half back flank gave a best on the ground performance.

Carlton sat in 8th place with a percentage of 105.7.

Carlton coach Perc Bentley said after the game: "I must congratulate Collingwood on an excellent performance in the conditions, which did not suit us. Although the Magpies had really few strong players, they had no weak ones. However, I am not too disappointed with our performance. For we were badly hit by the loss of full back George Ferry, and ruckman Bill Milroy."


B: 15 Bruce Comben 33 John Paice 3 Peter Webster
HB: 19 Denis Zeunert 14 Vin English 16 John Brown
C: 23 John Chick 20 Leon Berner 11 Laurie Kerr
HF: 28 Graham Gilchrist 34 Bob Crowe 10 John James
F: 5 Gerald Burke 26 Noel O'Brien 17 Doug Beasy
Ruck: 31 Brian Molony 1 Ken Hands (c) 36 Kevin Bergin
Res: 37 Barry Archbold 22 Frank Munro
Coach: Percy Bentley


Debut: Barry Archbold
Last Game: John Paice
Last Game (Carlton): Brian Molony
Carlton v Collingwood: This was Carlton's 5th loss in a row against Collingwood, a feat thankfully not matched again for another 56 years...

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