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Carlton defeat Footscray by 55 points at Princes Park

Round 10, 1952

Reports: Nil
Carlton2.4165.93911.148015.22112
Footscray3.2204.3276.6428.957
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday June 28, 1952
Result: Win by 55 pointsUmpire: BlumfieldCrowd: 12,617
Goalkickers: J.Spencer 6, J.Howell 3, K.Warbuton 2, D.Beasy 1, F.Davies 1, J.Mills 1, B.Milroy 1.
Best: Hodgson, Conley, Spencer, Grieve, Milroy, Beasy
Injuries: F. Stafford (cramps) replaced by Guy last quarter.










Game Review

A terribly inaccurate Carlton still overcome their kicking woes to post a 55 point victory over Footscray.

An easy win for the Blues who were superior in all aspects of the game. Carlton has a solid backline, a devastating centreline, a potentially good forward line, and they are strong in the rucks. The missing piece is a top line rover, although this week Spencer kicked 6 goals, but he is not as effective when he is on the ball. The Blues put the result out of question in the third term with 6.5 - 2.8 burst. Carlton's team work came to the fore, with handball, short passing, and players backing each other up.

Team

B: 35 Jack Conley 27 Ollie Grieve 1 Ken Hands (acting capt.)
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: 20 Tom Jones 13 Jack Howell 32 Jack Spencer
Ruck: 28 Fred Davies 24 Harry Caspar 9 Jack Mills
Res: 4 Doug Guy 23 John Chick
Coach: Percy Bentley


A STOP AHEAD OF TIME

Moorabbin (VFA) players wore rubber stops/studs which were moulded as part of the rubber sole. The players were enthusiastic about the effectiveness of these stops.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article244385350
Many years later nylon stops replaced the leather, and then screw-in and some moulded soles with stops became popular.

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