Beaten by the siren, Carlton drew with Fitzroy at Brunswick Street Oval.

Round 16, 1951

Venue: Brunswick St OvalDate: Saturday August 18, 1951
Result: Match DrawnUmpire: Crowd: 17,500
Goalkickers: K.Warburton 5, B.Milroy 2, D.Beasy 1, B.Comben 1, F.Davies 1, T.Jones 1, F.Stafford 1, H.Sullivan 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

With their season looking more and more like a train wreck, the Navy Blues faced finals-bound Fitzroy on their home turf in this match, and went within a whisker of pulling off another upset. Trailing by 23 points at half-time, the visitors launched a spirited comeback, and were desperately unlucky not to snatch the four points.

In his debut game for Carlton, former North Melbourne ruckman Bill Milroy was almost a hero when he snapped a brilliant goal with scores level in the dying moments, to give his side a great victory. But joy turned to despair when the field umpire disallowed the score, ruling that Milroy had kicked the ball a split-second after the siren.

The Blues remained eighth on the ladder, two points behind Richmond, and six points ahead of North Melbourne.


B: 30 George Stafford 27 Ollie Grieve 24 Harry Caspar
HB: 35 Jack Conley 16 John Brown 26 Jim Clark
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 18 Alan Thynne 8 Arthur Hodgson
HF: 14 Vin English 3 Harry Sullivan 10 Fred Stafford
F: 29 Bill Milroy 7 Keith Warburton 17 Doug Beasy
Ruck: 28 Fred Davies (acting capt.) 20 Tom Jones 15 Bruce Comben
Res: 25 Jim Baird 9 Jack Mills
Coach: Percy Bentley


IN: B.Milroy, T.Jones, G.Stafford
OUT: K.Hands, D.Calder, J.Blake


Debut: Tom Jones and George Stafford
Debut (Carlton): Bill Milroy

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