Carlton defeat Footscray by 55 points at Princes Park

Round 10, 1952

Reports: Nil
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday June 28, 1952
Result: Win by 55 pointsUmpire: BlumfieldCrowd: 12,617
Goalkickers: J.Spencer 6, J.Howell 3, K.Warbuton 2, D.Beasy 1, F.Davies 1, J.Mills 1, B.Milroy 1.
Best: Hodgson, Conley, Spencer, Grieve, Milroy, Beasy
Injuries: F. Stafford (cramps) replaced by Guy last quarter.

Game Review

A terribly inaccurate Carlton still overcome their kicking woes to post a 55 point victory over Footscray.

An easy win for the Blues who were superior in all aspects of the game. Carlton has a solid backline, a devastating centreline, a potentially good forward line, and they are strong in the rucks. The missing piece is a top line rover, although this week Spencer kicked 6 goals, but he is not as effective when he is on the ball. The Blues put the result out of question in the third term with 6.5 - 2.8 burst. Carlton's team work came to the fore, with handball, short passing, and players backing each other up.


B: 35 Jack Conley 27 Ollie Grieve 1 Ken Hands (acting capt.)
HB: 16 John Brown 14 Vin English 33 Ritchie Green
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 10 Fred Stafford 8 Arthur Hodgson
HF: 7 Keith Warburton 2 Bill Milroy 17 Doug Beasy
F: 20 Tom Jones 13 Jack Howell 32 Jack Spencer
Ruck: 28 Fred Davies 24 Harry Caspar 9 Jack Mills
Res: 4 Doug Guy 23 John Chick
Coach: Percy Bentley


Moorabbin (VFA) players wore rubber stops/studs which were moulded as part of the rubber sole. The players were enthusiastic about the effectiveness of these stops.
Many years later nylon stops replaced the leather, and then screw-in and some moulded soles with stops became popular.

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