|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday July 27, 1963|
|Result: Win by 41 points||Umpire: Blew||Crowd: 16,909|
|Goalkickers: B.Cox 3, J.Gill 3, T.Best 2, K.Hall 2, J.Nicholls 2, T.Carroll 1, I.Collins 1, G.Collis 1, M.Cross 1.|
|Best: J.Gill, B.Cox, J.James, M.Cross, K.Hall, S.Silvagni, J.Benetti|
|Injuries: B.Crowe (torn thigh muscle) replaced by P.Barry third quarter. B.McMaster-Smith by G.Hardie in last quarter.|
Game ReviewAt long last - a win! The battered Blues broke their four-game losing sequence with this clinical carving-up of last-placed Fitzroy at Princes Park - a win celebrated in hindsight for the debut of future Premiership defender and crowd favourite Kevin Hall.
The game got off to a fast start and promised to be a good game. Fitzroy were quickly out of the blocks and had the Blues troubled with their pace. A confident Carlton then swung into gear and became the aggressor. The Blues with superior team work and strength, soon had them on top and held a two goal lead at quarter time. This was increased to 22 points at the main break, and Carlton added 6.5 to 2.1 in the third term to hold a match winning 50 point lead. The 'Roys out scored the Blues by 9 points in the last quarter.
"Carlton's reorganised attack functioned excellently, John Gill was mobile and creative at centre half-forward and Gordon Collis, at full forward, showed promise and did more useful work than his one goal indicated.
The move of Tom Carroll to a flank and Berkley Cox back to the centre added bite to both lines. Clear superiority in the ruck, in the air and a tough defence, headed by John James and John Benetti, were other factors behind the win." (Age July 29)
|B:||8 John Benetti||4 Brian Buckley||16 Maurie Sankey|
|HB:||10 John James||28 John Reilly||14 Bob Crowe|
|C:||40 Bruce McMaster-Smith||22 Tom Carroll||30 Murray Kick|
|HF:||9 Berkley Cox||12 John Gill||19 Ian Collins|
|F:||3 Kevin Hall||17 Gordon Collis||23 Martin Cross|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (c)||1 Serge Silvagni (vc)||6 Trevor Best|
|Res:||18 Peter Barry||15 Greg Hardie|
In: I. Collins, G. Hardie, J. Gill, K. Hall
Out: B.Williams, W. Lofts, V.Varlamos, C. Stewart
MilestonesDebut: Kevin Hall
Round 11 | Round 13