Carlton lost to Richmond by 47 points at Punt Road Oval

Round 11, 1955

Carlton 2.1 13 5.2 32 7.5 47 7.7 49
Richmond 2.2 14 6.5 41 10.8 68 14.12 96
Venue: Punt Road Oval Date: Saturday July 2, 1955
Result: Lose by 47 points Umpire: McMurray Crowd: 16,000 (approx.)
Goalkickers: N.O'Brien 3, L.Kerr 2, K.Bergin 1, B.Crowe 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Browning (thigh) replaced by Beasy at three quarter time. Burke (thigh) replaced by Moran last quarter.

Game Review

Even the lowly Tigers were jumping on Carlton's mid-season slump with this 47-point win at their home ground.

Carlton fell to 10th after this loss, as Richmond leap-frogged the Blues on the ladder.

Into the side came Berner, Browning, Burke, Beasy, and Moran. Ken Hands was out injured, Caspar and Holt suspended, Molony and Brown were omitted.

Richmond which hadn't won a game for 6 weeks ran away in the second half to win by 47 points. Carlton had too many inexperienced players in the side. The centre line was made up of first year players, and were beaten. However, new man Bergin showed promise. The Tigers dominated in the air and took marks at will. Webster then Ferry could not hold Poulter who kicked 8.5 with a couple of misses.

"Carlton is looking to future seasons. It is badly lacking in good, big men."

Carlton coach Perc Bentley

"We needed good, big men in the side, which was beaten in the air by Richmond. We missed captain Ken Hands, and Donaldson, who could not play because of injuries. Carlton's backs could not hold Richmond forwards, particularly Poulter."


James, Kerr, Bosustow, Comben, Bergin


O'Brien 3.0, Kerr 2.1, Bergin 1.1, Crowe 1.0, Burke 0.2, Bosustow 0.1 rushed 2


B: 15 Bruce Comben 25 George Ferry 14 Vin English
HB: 19 Denis Zeunert 34 Bob Crowe 10 John James
C: 30 Jack Sullivan 20 Leon Berner 29 Peter Aitken
HF: 11 Laurie Kerr 3 Peter Webster 7 Keith Warburton
F: 5 Gerald Burke 26 Noel O'Brien 27 Dave Browning
Ruck: 2 Bill Milroy (acting capt.) 4 Bob Bosustow 36 Kevin Bergin
Res: 24 Bernie Moran 17 Doug Beasy
Coach: Percy Bentley


Debut : Leon Berner
Last Game : Keith Warburton and Dave Browning

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