|Venue: Brunswick St Oval||Date: Saturday June 23, 1956|
|Result: Win by 36 points||Umpire: Woolfe.||Crowd: 27,000|
|Goalkickers: K.Hamilton 4, D.Beasy 3, K.Clark 1, G.Donaldson 1, V.Garra 1, J.Mills 1, B.Milroy 1, D.Nicholls 1.|
|Reports:||Injuries: Holt (cramp) replaced by Bosustow final quarter. Nicholls (cramp) replaced by Berner final quarter.|
The Blues had set up the win before half time with fast, dashing play which left the 'Roys (who were without their State Reps) goal-less. Fitzroy clogged up the game in the third and outscored the Blues by 2 goals.
"Bush-fire paced half-forward flanker Doug Beasy burned up the Fitzroy defence, his attacking flame fanned by a brisk draught of rebounds from Denis Zeunert, invincible on the half-back flank. At times Zeunert seemed to have a Svengali-like influence over the Fitzroy forwards and rucks." Don Nicholls beat the highly fancied Don Furness in the centre and acted like a spring-board into Carlton's forward line. Kevin Clarke worked overtime in the ruck.
The final quarter resembled a wrestling match with players "punching, tripping, and stiff arm jolting" 50 yards behind play. The umpire seemed oblivious to the fighting.
Best; Beasy, Zeunert, Nicholls, Ferry, Hands, Clarke.
Scorers; Hamilton 4.3, Beasy 3.1, Donaldson 1.1, Clarke 1.1, Nicholls 1.1, Garra 1.1, Mills 1.1, Milroy 1.0, Hands 0.1, Kerr 0.1.
|B:||15 Bruce Comben||25 George Ferry||14 Vin English|
|HB:||19 Denis Zeunert||3 Peter Webster||27 Colin Holt|
|C:||28 Graham Gilchrist||12 Don Nicholls||30 Jack Sullivan|
|HF:||17 Doug Beasy||2 Bill Milroy||11 Laurie Kerr (vc)|
|F:||13 Graham Donaldson||24 Vic Garra||5 Kevan Hamilton|
|Ruck:||1 Ken Hands (c)||16 Kevin Clarke||9 Jack Mills|
|Res:||4 Bob Bosustow||20 Leon Berner|
Round 9 | Round 11