Carlton lost to ladder-leaders Geelong by 22 points at Princes Park

Round 15, 1951

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday August 11, 1951
Result: Loss by 22 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 17,500
Goalkickers: J.Baird 1, B.Comben 1, F.Davies 1, V.English 1, J.Mills 1, H.Sullivan 1, K.Warbuton 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

Having had their finals hopes dashed the previous week by a resurgent Richmond, the Blues were given the coup de grace by Geelong in this one-sided affair at Princes Park.

The top of the table Cats led by more than six goals at three-quarter time, and eased down to run out victors by 22 points. The Blues never threw in the towel, but their wayward shooting for goal (they scored 2.8 to a single point by Geelong in the last quarter) dashed any chance of a resurgence, and the final score flattered the home side.

Carlton dropped to eighth place after this defeat, overtaken by South Melbourne. Now, only Footscray posed a threat to the entrenched top four of Geelong, Collingwood, Fitzroy and Essendon.


B: 35 Jack Conley 27 Ollie Grieve 24 Harry Caspar
HB: 16 John Brown 25 Jim Baird 26 Jim Clark
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 17 Doug Beasy 8 Arthur Hodgson
HF: 14 Vin English 3 Harry Sullivan 10 Fred Stafford
F: 1 Ken Hands (acting capt.) 7 Keith Warburton 9 Jack Mills
Ruck: 28 Fred Davies 19 Don Calder 15 Bruce Comben
Res: 21 Johnny Blake 18 Alan Thynne
Coach: Percy Bentley


IN: A.Thynne, D.Calder
OUT: B.Baxter, D.Guy


Last game: Johnny Blake

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