|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday April 16, 1955|
|Result: Win by 69 points||Umpire: Barbour.||Crowd: 25,041 Takings: £1717|
|Goalkickers: N.O'Brien 4.5, D.Beasy 3.3, P.Aitken 3.0, J.Mills 2.2, K.Warbuton 2.1, J.Cheffers 2.0, G.Burke 1.6, D.Zeunert 1.2, R.Robertson 1.1|
|Best: D.Beasy (BOG), R.Robertson, K.Hands, J.James, J.Cheffers, L.Kerr.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: P.Webster (bruised thigh) replaced by K.Warburton at three-quarter time. B.Milroy (stomach cramps) replaced by B.Molony fourth quarter.|
Game ReviewCarlton got off to a great start in Season 1955 with a huge win over tha Kangaroos at home. This 69 point win was off the back of a mammoth 9 goal last quarter which blew the Roos away.
Despite the huge win, Carlton were second on the ladder after Round 1 on percentage from Footscray.
"Carlton outclassed North Melbourne with a dazzling display of lightning-fast, heady football which would have done justice to a premiership prospect in mid season."
The Blues played non-stop classy football from the first bounce. The centre line was on top and provided a lot of drive into attack which the forward line used to full advantage.
Carlton coach Percy Bentley;"Two factors gave us the win - the workmanlike way the boys went about the game, and our condition, which was outstanding for this time of the season. When they went on with it in the last, I said something I've been wanting to say a long time: "This is our year."
FootnoteHighest winning margin (69 points) against North Melbourne since 1931.
Best score against North Melbourne since 1942.
|B:||15 Bruce Comben||25 George Ferry||14 Vin English|
|HB:||22 Frank Munro||3 Peter Webster||10 John James|
|C:||23 John Chick||21 Ron Robertson||11 Laurie Kerr|
|HF:||17 Doug Beasy||32 John Cheffers||19 Denis Zeunert|
|F:||5 Gerald Burke||26 Noel O'Brien||29 Peter Aitken|
|Ruck:||2 Bill Milroy (vc)||1 Ken Hands (c)||9 Jack Mills|
|Res:||31 Brian Molony||7 Keith Warburton|
MilestonesDebuts: Peter Aitken, John Cheffers
1955 | Round 2