Round 18, 1957         Carlton lost to Essendon by 61 points at Windy Hill

Round 18, 1957

Venue: Windy HillDate: Saturday August 24, 1957
Result: Loss by 61 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 35,000
Goalkickers: D.Beasy 2, L.Brereton 2, G.Burke 1, J.Nicholls 1, D.Strauch 1, A.White 1, D.Zeunert 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

This was a danger game for both teams, because the loser faced the real prospect of tumbling out of the top four on the eve of the finals. Essendon started the match as favourites on their home turf, and proved the pundits right by rarely giving the lack-lustre Blues a sniff of the football. The Bombers led at every change, and finished up winning by more than ten goals. It was a poor effort by the Blues, more so because big-hearted ruckman Bill Milroy was playing his last game, and deserved a better send-off.

The only consolation for Carlton came after the game, when news came through that Collingwood had suffered a shock loss to lowly St Kilda - meaning that the Blues had scraped into the finals in fourth place.


B: 15 Bruce Comben (acting vc) 25 George Ferry 4 Brian Buckley
HB: 12 Don Nicholls 3 Peter Webster 10 John James
C: 28 Graham Gilchrist 19 Denis Zeunert 11 Laurie Kerr (acting capt.)
HF: 14 Bob Crowe 13 Graham Donaldson 38 Allan White
F: 5 Gerald Burke 22 Denis Strauch 6 Leo Brereton
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls 16 Kevin Clarke 17 Doug Beasy
Res: 26 Maurie Pope 30 Jack Sullivan
Coach: Jim Francis


100 Goals: Doug Beasy

Round 17 | Semi Final

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