Carlton lost to Geelong by 24 points at Kardinia Park

Round 4, 1951

Venue: Kardinia ParkDate: Saturday May 12, 1951
Result: Loss by 24 pointsUmpire: RoachCrowd: 20,500
Goalkickers: F.Davies 4, B.Comben 2, J.Mills 2, H.Caspar 1.
Reports: NilInjuries: A.Inglis (thigh) replaced by F.Stafford

Game Review

Four games into a very even season, Carlton was plunged deep into trouble by a third loss in succession at the hands of Geelong, and slumped to eighth on the ladder. Cats full-forward George Goninon - given silver service delivery of the football by his dominant roving division - was the difference between the two sides and ended the afternoon with six goals.

Fred Davies played a lone hand for Carlton in the ruck, and his four goals kept his team in the contest for three quarters – until the Blues were over-run in the final 15 minutes. Remarkably, Adam Inglis played his second and last game for the Blues in this match, having kicked five goals on debut the previous week. The only good news for Carlton afterwards was that Collingwood and Footscray were also beaten, leaving Fitzroy as the only undefeated team.


B: 33 Ritchie Green 5 Bill Huntington 19 Don Calder
HB: 16 John Brown 27 Ollie Grieve 26 Jim Clark
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 8 Arthur Hodgson 12 Doug Williams
HF: 9 Jack Mills 6 Ern Henfry (c) 14 Vin English
F: 28 Fred Davies 7 Keith Warburton 30 Adam Inglis
Ruck: 24 Harry Caspar 1 Ken Hands (vc) 15 Bruce Comben
Res: 25 Jim Baird 10 Fred Stafford
Coach: Percy Bentley


IN: B.Huntington
OUT: B.Deacon


100 Games: Ken Hands
100 Goals: Fred Davies
Last Game: Adam Inglis

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