|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday May 23, 1953|
|Result: Win by 9 points||Umpire:||Crowd: 9,150|
|Goalkickers: T.Walsh 2, L.Kerr 2, J.Howell 2, B.Milroy 1.|
Game ReviewThe Blues moved up to fifth on the ladder after this victory over St Kilda in a dour match at Princes Park. After days of heavy rain, the muddy ground helped the Saints. They led Carlton by a point at the last break, but couldn't hold out the Blues' finishing surge and went down by 9 points.
POLICE GALLOP TO END FOOTBALL ROW"Mounted police galloped onto the Carlton football ground this afternoon to settle a wild brawl between players, umpires, spectators, and trainers. The melee occurred soon after half-time in the Australian-rules match between Carlton and St.Kilda. It was one of the wildest exhibitions seen at a match in Melbourne for nearly 10 years. The free-for-all began when a Carlton player fell writhing on the ground. Within minutes a St.Kilda player flattened a spectator who jumped the fence, a Carlton defender hurled a trainer over his shoulders and more than 20 players wrestled on the rain-drenched, muddy ground."
(Truth (Sydney) May 24 p2)
|B:||15 Bruce Comben||20 Dick Gill||14 Vin English|
|HB:||4 Doug Guy||25 George Ferry||30 George Stafford|
|C:||34 A. Max Thomas||7 Keith Warburton||11 Laurie Kerr|
|HF:||23 John Chick||18 Max Wenn||17 Doug Beasy|
|F:||2 Bill Milroy||12 Tony Walsh||32 Jack Spencer|
|Ruck:||13 Jack Howell (vc)||1 Ken Hands (c)||9 Jack Mills|
|Res:||31 Brian Molony||27 Ray Martini|
MilestonesDebut: Dick Gill
Debut (Carlton): Ray Martini
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