|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday June 27, 1953|
|Result: Loss by 11 points||Umpire: Roach||Crowd: 32,526|
|Goalkickers: J.Howell 2, G.Burke 1, M.Wenn 1, D.Beasy 1, J.Spencer 1, J.Mills 1, L.Kerr 1.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Martini (cramp) replaced by Dern fourth quarter. English (cramp) replaced by Calder fourth quarter.|
Game ReviewA scoreless second term proved costly for the Blues in this clash with ladder leaders Geelong at Princes Park. Although it was an honourable loss, we were suddenly two wins out of the four.
Geelong were on top for the first three quarters. The only winner the Blues had was McKaige, who overcame two opponents. Keith Warburton (returning from a cartilage injury) broke even with his opponent. Jack Howell at full-forward fumbled badly and missed many easy shots at goal. Rovers Mills and Spencer were responsible for Carlton adding 4 quick goals late in the third term. The Blues carried this momentum into the final term and held Geelong to 3 points while adding 3.8. Carlton got within 2 goals with 10 minutes remaining, but the Cats steadied and maintained possession until the end of the game.
Warburton replaced Chick (sprained ankle) in selected side.
BestMcKaige, Mills, Spencer, Hands, Warburton, Guy, Milroy, Burke, English.
FootnoteThe Age, New Record For Geelong
"Geelong equalled at 24 year old for the number of successive League football wins when it beat Carlton on Saturday. Geelong has now won it's last 20 matches and is level with the record established by Collingwood in 1928-1929. Geelong has been unbeaten for 23 matches, but drew with Essendon 21 matches ago."
|B:||15 Bruce Comben||8 Ken McKaige||14 Vin English|
|HB:||25 George Ferry||16 John Brown||4 Doug Guy|
|C:||11 Laurie Kerr||7 Keith Warburton||10 John James|
|HF:||27 Ray Martini||18 Max Wenn||17 Doug Beasy|
|F:||5 Gerald Burke||13 Jack Howell (vc)||32 Jack Spencer|
|Ruck:||2 Bill Milroy||1 Ken Hands (c)||9 Jack Mills|
|Res:||19 Don Calder||6 Harry Dern|
Round 9 | Round 11