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Carlton defeated Essendon by 40 points at Princes Park

Round 12, 1956

Carlton5.3336.5418.105812.1385
Essendon0.112.9213.13315.1545
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday July 7, 1956
Result: Win by 40 pointsUmpire: Flanagan.Crowd: 23,154
Goalkickers: D.Beasy 2, K.Hamilton 2, L.Kerr 2, R.Ousley 2, K.Clark 1, G.Donaldson 1, K.Hands 1, B.Milroy 1.
Reports: Injuries: Webster (cramp) replaced by Bosustow second quarter. Beasy (cramp) replaced by Holt in final quarter.










Game Review

An outstanding start by the Blues set up a victory.

New full forward Ross Ousley scored the first goal from a kick off the ground, within minutes of the start. The Blues out classed the Dons when the ball was brought to ground, however, Carlton were beaten in the air. This will be important in September as teams like Melbourne have few players of less than 6 foot. Defenders Comben, James and Ferry were outstanding, as well as forward flankers Kerr and Beasy who at times flashed in with his brilliance. Milroy at centre-half forward and in the ruck played well.

Although the Blues enjoyed a 40 point win, "the Dons fritted away countless opportunities with hurried and haphazard kicking. They had 25 (including 5 attempts that failed to score) shots for a poor return of 5.15."

Carlton Coach Jim Francis

"Under heavy conditions we lasted it out better than Essendon. I thought we won because of our backing up and better co-operation especially on the forward line. I was pleased with the job done by Ross Ousley at full forward. For a first up appearance in that position he did remarkably well. He led and marked in fine style."

Best; Comben, James, Hamilton, Ferry, Kerr, Milroy.
Scorers; Ousley 2.4, Hamilton 2.3, Beasy 2.1, Kerr 2.0, Donaldson 1.1, Milroy 1.1, Hands 1.0, Clarke 1.0, Bosustow 0.1, rushed 2.

Team

B: 15 Bruce Comben 25 George Ferry 14 Vin English
HB: 19 Denis Zeunert 3 Peter Webster 10 John James
C: 28 Graham Gilchrist 12 Don Nicholls 30 Jack Sullivan
HF: 11 Laurie Kerr (vc) 2 Bill Milroy 17 Doug Beasy
F: 13 Graham Donaldson 33 Ross Ousley 5 Kevan Hamilton
Ruck: 1 Ken Hands (c) 16 Kevin Clarke 9 Jack Mills
Res: 4 Bob Bosustow 27 Colin Holt
Coach: Jim Francis



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