Carlton defeated Essendon by 14 points at Princes Park

Round 1, 1959

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday April 18, 1959
Result: Win by 14 pointsUmpire: H.BeitzelCrowd: 31,000
Goalkickers: S.Silvagni 5, G.Burke 4, D.Beasy 1, G.Donaldson 1, J.Heathcote 1, J.Williams 1.
Best:J.James, G.Donaldson, G.Burke, B.Comben, J.Chick, J.Nicholls
Reports: Injuries: J.Heathcote (thigh) replaced by D.Beasy last quarter. J.Williams (cramp) replaced by B.Buckley last quarter.

Game Review

The Blues won the game in the first term through the ruck dominance of Graham Donaldson. Carlton produced quality, sparkling football to leave the Dons nonplussed, with full forward Sergio Silvagni booting four of his five goals during this quarter. Laurie Kerr negated Essendon's Jack Clarke in the centre and John Chick starred on his wing, especially before half time. When Essendon threatend to get back into the game John Nicholls playing across the backline held up many attacking moves through his marking. The game developed into a fast, and exciting match which the Blues ran out winners by 14 points.


The Blues sold more than £5,000 worth of membership tickets at the game.


B: 15 Bruce Comben (c) 25 George Ferry 2 John Nicholls
HB: 19 Denis Zeunert 14 Bob Crowe 10 John James
C: 28 Graham Gilchrist 11 Laurie Kerr 23 John Chick (vc)
HF: 7 Bruce Williams 31 John Williams 12 Don Nicholls
F: 5 Gerald Burke 1 Serge Silvagni 6 Leo Brereton
Ruck: 13 Graham Donaldson (dvc) 16 Kevin Clarke 37 John Heathcote
Res: 17 Doug Beasy 4 Brian Buckley
Coach: Ken Hands


50 Games: Don Nicholls
Debut: Bruce Williams, John Williams
Debut (As Coach): Ken Hands

1959 | Round 2
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