Carlton defeated Hawthorn by 42 points at Princes Park

Round 17, 1953

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday August 22, 1953
Result: Win by 42 pointsUmpire: BarbourCrowd: 8,500
Goalkickers: M.Wenn 4, K.Warburton 3, K.Hands 2, J.James 1, J.Spencer 1, B.Milroy 1.
Reports: NilInjuries: Nil

Game Review

In what turned into little more than an extra training session, Carlton kept the Hawks scoreless in the first quarter, and cruised to an effortless win by six goals. Max Wenn continued his consistent year and top scored for the Blues with 4 goals.

A low standard match, which the Argus described as "often little above paddock standard." The Blues got away to a big lead in the first quarter, but both backlines were on top in the first half, and Carlton defenders Gill, Comben, and Guy were impassable. Wenn stood out at centre half-forward, where he was well-supported by his flankers James and Beasy. At full-forward, Keith Warburton had to work hard for his three goals, as his leads were continually ignored. Rovers Mills and Spencer did well, and Ken Hands "whose kicking and marking should have been an example for his team mates" set up the win with his dominance in the ruck.


Hands, Guy, Kerr, Robertson, Wenn, Gill, Spencer.


B: 15 Bruce Comben 20 Dick Gill 3 Harry Sullivan
HB: 30 George Stafford 14 Vin English 4 Doug Guy
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 21 Ron Robertson 28 Graham Gilchrist
HF: 10 John James 18 Max Wenn 17 Doug Beasy
F: 2 Bill Milroy 7 Keith Warburton 32 Jack Spencer
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell (vc) 1 Ken Hands (c) 9 Jack Mills
Res: 33 Peter Webster 22 Harvey Dunn jnr
Coach: Percy Bentley

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