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Carlton defeated St Kilda by 9 points in the wet at Princes Park

Round 5, 1953

Carlton1.4104.5296.6427.152
St Kilda3.2204.2266.7436.743
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 23, 1953
Result: Win by 9 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 9,150
Goalkickers: T.Walsh 2, L.Kerr 2, J.Howell 2, B.Milroy 1.
Reports: Injuries:










Game Review

The 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)

Team

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
Coach: Percy Bentley


Milestones

Debut: Dick Gill
Debut (Carlton): Ray Martini


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