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1963 Night Series        

1963 Night Series

1963 Night Series First Round

Carlton 0.1 1 2.8 20 3.9 27 10.15 75
Fitzroy 4.4 28 4.4 28 6.8 44 6.8 44
Venue: Lake Oval, Albert Park (Night) Date: Monday September 16, 1963
Result: Won by 31 points Umpire: R. Nunn Crowd: 7,100
Goalkickers: Hall 4, Cox 1, Gill 1, James 1, Kick 1, Nicholls 1 & Ogilvie 1.
Best: Gill, James, Kick, Nicholls, Silvagni, & Comben.











Game Review

Fitzroy failed to score at one end of the ground during this match, while Carlton scored 1 goal 2 behinds at that end. In the last quarter Carlton after being 17 points down at ¾ time scored 7 goals 6 behinds to win by 31 points.

Berkley Cox was reported for striking Ray Slocum, and suspended for 4 matches. John Gill was exonerated on a charge of striking Bob Beattie.

Field umpire Nunn officiated in this match; the third consecutive time that he had officiated in a Carlton night game.

Team 1963 'Night' Series First Round

B: 32 Vasil Varlamos 17 Gordon Collis 4 Brian Buckley
HB: 19 Ian Collins 20 Wes Lofts 10 John James
C: 25 John Comben 30 Murray Kick 39 Cliff Stewart
HF: 9 Berkley Cox 12 John Gill 31 Jim Sullivan
F: 37 Henry Ogilvie 3 Kevin Hall 15 Greg Hardie
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls 1 Serge Silvagni 6 Trevor Best
Res: 40 Bruce McMaster-Smith 7 Bruce Williams
Coach: Ken Hands



1963 Night Series Semi Final

Carlton 1.1 7 3.4 22 4.4 28 4.6 30
Footscray 5.1 31 7.1 43 8.5 53 11.7 73
Venue: Lake Oval, Albert Park (Night) Date: Wednesday September 16, 1963
Result: Lose by 43 points Umpire: W. Andrew Crowd: 15,380
Goalkickers: Hall , Nicholls 1, Reilly 1 & Sullivan 1.
Best: Buckley, Collis, Comben, Silvagni, & Stewart.











Game Review


Carlton scored their lowest night score and their highest losing margin under lights, when Footscray won by 43 points.

Jim Sullivan played in both these night matches. He would never play in the Carlton senior side, but later starred for Coburg in the VFA - winning the 1967 Liston Trophy, the 1969 Field Trophy and playing in Coburg’s 1970 2nd Division Premiership side.

Team 1963 'Night' Series Semi Final

B: 32 Vasil Varlamos 17 Gordon Collis 4 Brian Buckley
HB: 19 Ian Collins 20 Wes Lofts 10 John James
C: 25 John Comben 30 Murray Kick 39 Cliff Stewart
HF: 14 Bob Crowe 12 John Gill 31 Jim Sullivan
F: 28 John Reilly 3 Kevin Hall 6 Trevor Best
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls 1 Serge Silvagni 7 Bruce Williams
Res: 15 Greg Hardie 34 Barry Schmidt
Coach: Ken Hands



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