Boilover! Lowly Carlton smash Fitzroy by 57 points at Princes Park.

Round 5, 1951

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 19, 1951
Result: Win by 57 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 24,500
Goalkickers: J.Mills 5, F.Davies 4, K.Warbuton 4, K.Hands 2, B.Baxter 1, B.Comben 1, H.Sullivan 1, D.Williams 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

In a huge boilover, Carlton bounced back to their best in this game, and destroyed the undefeated ladder-leaders Fitzroy by 57 points at Princes Park. Ken Hands and Fred Davies gave their small men first use of the football throughout the match, and Jack Mills capitalised by booting five goals in a Best on Ground display.

Davies was a constant threat up forward for Carlton, where he and the resurgent Keith Warburton hauled in many fine marks. Both finished the game with four goals, as the Blues revived their finals hopes with a dominant last quarter of eight goals to two.

Suddenly, Carlton was back in the hunt – one win outside the top four in eighth, and with a vastly improved percentage of 110.3.


B: 33 Ritchie Green 25 Jim Baird 24 Harry Caspar
HB: 16 John Brown 27 Ollie Grieve 26 Jim Clark
C: 8 Arthur Hodgson 6 Ern Henfry (c) 11 Laurie Kerr
HF: 34 Bernie Baxter 3 Harry Sullivan 12 Doug Williams
F: 1 Ken Hands (vc) 7 Keith Warburton 9 Jack Mills
Ruck: 28 Fred Davies 14 Vin English 15 Bruce Comben
Res: 5 Bill Huntington 10 Fred Stafford
Coach: Percy Bentley


IN: B.Baxter, H.Sullivan
OUT: D.Calder, A.Inglis


50 Games: Arthur Hodgson
Last game: Bill Huntington

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