|Venue: Western Oval||Date: Saturday July 11, 1953|
|Result: Lose by 24 points||Umpire:||Crowd: 31,668|
|Goalkickers: M.Wenn 4, D.Beasy 2, K.Warburton 1, J.Spencer 1.|
|Reports: George Ferry (Striking Harvey Stevens) - Not Guilty.||Injuries:|
Game ReviewCarlton's up and down season continued with this away game loss to the second-placed Bulldogs. Opening with 0.5 was bad enough, but 8.18 - 26 scoring shots - was just not good enough against a more accurate Footscray outfit.
Meanwhile, across town, North Melbourne's big win over St Kilda pushed the Blues back to seventh.
|B:||30 George Stafford||8 Ken McKaige||14 Vin English|
|HB:||25 George Ferry||16 John Brown||4 Doug Guy|
|C:||11 Laurie Kerr||27 Ray Martini||23 John Chick|
|HF:||10 John James||7 Keith Warburton (acting capt.)||17 Doug Beasy|
|F:||5 Gerald Burke||18 Max Wenn||32 Jack Spencer|
|Ruck:||2 Bill Milroy||19 Don Calder||9 Jack Mills|
|Res:||20 Dick Gill||33 Peter Webster|
MilestonesDebut: Peter Webster
Last Game: Don Calder
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