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Round 11, 1951         In champion Bert Deacon's last game, Carlton defeated South Melbourne by 5 points at the Lakeside Oval.

Round 11, 1951

Carlton1.172.11235.13437.1456
Sth Melbourne0.112.4167.6487.951
Venue: Lakeside OvalDate: Saturday July 14, 1951
Result: Win by 5 pointsUmpire: RoachCrowd: 25,000
Goalkickers: J.Mills 2, D.Williams 2, F.Davies 1, K.Hands 1, K.Warburton 1.
Reports: Injuries:











Game Review

This game at the Lake Oval in July, 1951 marked the retirement of one Carlton’s most admired figures; two-time Premiership defender and 1947 Brownlow Medalist Bert Deacon. Having battled a chronic thigh strain for two seasons, Deacon broke down again on this cold Saturday afternoon, and never played VFL football again.

The Blues eventually beat the Swans by just 5 points in a thrilling finish, but those circumstances should never have arisen. Carlton was well on top throughout the first half, only to register a wasteful 2.11 to 2.4 by the long break. From then on, the home side fought back grimly, kicking 5.5 to Carlton’s 5.3 to lose by one straight kick.

Even so, Blues supporters were filled with new hope. Suddenly, Carlton was back in the hunt for a finals berth in sixth place on the ladder, one win behind fourth-placed Essendon, and with a healthy percentage.

Free Kicks

Carlton: 6, 7, 8, 10 - 31
S. Melb. 9, 6, 6, 10 - 31

Marks

Carlton: 19, 21, 9, 11 - 60
S. Melb: 19, 28, 23, 12 - 82

Team


B: 35 Jack Conley 27 Ollie Grieve 24 Harry Caspar
HB: 25 Jim Baird 23 Bert Deacon 26 Jim Clark
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 10 Fred Stafford 8 Arthur Hodgson
HF: 4 Doug Guy 3 Harry Sullivan 12 Doug Williams
F: 1 Ken Hands (acting capt.) 7 Keith Warburton 9 Jack Mills
Ruck: 28 Fred Davies 14 Vin English 15 Bruce Comben
Res: 16 John Brown 22 Harvey Dunn jnr
Coach: Percy Bentley


Changes

IN: B.Deacon, J.Clark, A.Hodgson, D.Guy
OUT: E.Henfry, B.Baxter, H.Dern, D.Calder

Milestones

Last game: Bert Deacon


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