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Carlton would lose to the eventual premiers Footscray by 11 points at Princes Park

Round 4, 1954

Carlton6.6427.115313.209817.21123
Footscray8.35113.48216.810420.14134
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 8, 1954
Result: Loss by 11 pointsUmpire: RoweCrowd: 22,000
Goalkickers: J.Chick 3, J.Mills 3, N.O'Brien 2, K.Warbuton 2, G.Gilchrist 1, K.Hands 1, J.James 1, B.Milroy 1, K.O'Brien 1, M.Wenn 1, D.Zeunert 1.
Reports: Injuries: K.Warburton (injured) replaced by G.Kerr in the last quarter. J.Mills replaced by D.Zeunert in the last quarter.










Game Review

This game was remarkable for the exploits of Footscray full-forward Jack Collins, who kicked nine goals in the first half - six in the first quarter, and three in the second.
Carlton rallied after half-time, and injuries saw Collins called into the ruck, where thankfully, he didn't get any more opportunities to add to his score.

"Keith Warburton bought a roar with a marvelous mark in the first quarter at Carlton when Ted Whitten practically had the ball in his fingertips. He made a late leap with his left arm stretched out, and the ball ran down his arm to be clutched on his chest as he landed."
(Sporting Globe May 12 p4)

Team

B: 15 Bruce Comben 25 George Ferry 37 Bernie Moran
HB: 17 Doug Beasy 6 Alex Boyle 16 John Brown
C: 28 Graham Gilchrist 7 Keith Warburton 27 Kevin Hunt
HF: 10 John James 18 Max Wenn 23 John Chick
F: 22 Kevin O'Brien 26 Noel O'Brien 32 Jack Spencer
Ruck: 2 Bill Milroy 1 Ken Hands (c) 9 Jack Mills
Res: 19 Denis Zeunert 35 Graham Kerr
Coach: Percy Bentley


Milestones

Debut: Kevin Hunt


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