|Venue: Windy Hill||Date: Saturday April 14, 1956|
|Result: Lose by 28 points||Umpire: Nash.||Crowd: 30,000|
|Goalkickers: B.Crowe 1, G.Gilchrist 1, L.Kerr 1 J.Mills 1, F.Munro 1.|
|Reports:||Injuries: James (cramp) replaced by Bosustow second quarter. Gilchrist (cramp) replaced by Munro final quarter. Clarke (back injury)|
The game started well for the Blues and their pace and handball left the opposition standing. However, the visitors attacks consistently broke down on the half forward line. Donaldson was switched from full forward to centre-half forward to overcome this problem, but after this move, the ball was rarely on the Blues forward line.
Carlton were still in the game into the third quarter when Essendon's rucks got on top and gave the Dons the winning run.
Scorers; Crowe 1.3, Mills 1.1, Kerr 1.0, Muro 1.0, Gilchrist 1.0, Donaldson 0.2, Beasy 0.2, Robertson 0.1. In addition 8 shots at goal failed to score.
Best; Webster, Beasy, Garra, Robinson, Clarke, Chick.
|B:||15 Bruce Comben||6 Keith Robinson||14 Vin English|
|HB:||19 Denis Zeunert||3 Peter Webster||10 John James|
|C:||23 John Chick||17 Doug Beasy||11 Laurie Kerr (vc)|
|HF:||28 Graham Gilchrist||34 Bob Crowe||21 Ron Robertson|
|F:||16 Kevin Clarke||13 Graham Donaldson||9 Jack Mills|
|Ruck:||1 Ken Hands (c)||24 Vic Garra||36 Kevin Bergin|
|Res:||4 Bob Bosustow||22 Frank Munro|
Debut (Carlton): Kevin Clarke and Keith Robinson
Last Game: Ron Robertson
1956 | Round 2