Carlton defeat North Melbourne by 15 points at Princes Park

Round 13, 1952

Nth Melbourne1.172.3154.5295.838
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday July 19, 1952
Result: Win by 15 pointsUmpire: RoachCrowd: 21,055
Goalkickers: D.Beasy 1, F.Davies 1, D.Guy 1, J.Spencer 1, H.Sullivan 1.
Best: Stafford, A.Hodgson, J.Mills, H.Caspar, J.Conley, D.Beasy, D.Guy, H.Sullivan, F.Davies
Reports: NilInjuries: Spencer (bruised thigh) replaced by Dunn. Thomas (thigh).

Game Review

Carlton's inaccuracy in front of goal still haunts them as the final margin could have been far greater with a greater conversion rate.

Laurie Kerr and Keith Warburton were away with the State team in Adelaide and Jack Howell was unavailable.

Playing on a wet, muddy ground, even with a white ball did not help raise the standard of the game. The Blues won in the ruck with Caspar, Davies and Hands providing drive, they won across the centre, and controlled the game for most of the match. Rovers Spencer and Mills along with Beasy brought the ball into the forward line on many occasions. However, Carlton's inaccuacy in front of goal let them down, with Spencer scoring 1.6 after half time. Players had trouble judging the white ball's erratic flight through the air, some said it was like playing with a pudding.

Two North players (E. Jarrard & L. Icke) were reported for the attempted striking of J. Spencer and R. Green.


The Sporting Globe's (July 19 p11) match report


B: 35 Jack Conley 27 Ollie Grieve 1 Ken Hands (acting capt.)
HB: 16 John Brown 14 Vin English 33 Ritchie Green
C: 34 A. Max Thomas 10 Fred Stafford 8 Arthur Hodgson
HF: 4 Doug Guy 2 Bill Milroy 17 Doug Beasy
F: 20 Tom Jones 3 Harry Sullivan 32 Jack Spencer
Ruck: 28 Fred Davies 24 Harry Caspar 9 Jack Mills
Res: 19 Don Calder 22 Harvey Dunn jnr
Coach: Percy Bentley

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