Carlton lose to Hawthorn by 27 points at Glenferrie Oval

Round 2, 1955

Carlton 2.0 12 4.1 25 8.3 51 9.6 60
Hawthorn 3.8 26 5.9 39 10.14 74 12.15 87
Venue: Glenferrie Oval Date: Saturday April 23, 1955
Result: Lose by 27 points Umpire: McMurray. Crowd: 19,000 (approx.)
Goalkickers: N.O'Brien 4, P.Aitken 1, J.Cheffers 1, K.Hands 1, J.Mills 1, B.Milroy 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Zeunert (cramp) replaced by Warburton third quarter. Munro (strained ankle ligaments) replaced by Gilchrist fourth quarter.

Game Review

Carlton lost its first game for 1955 against the Hawks in Round 2, who had lost to Fitzroy in the opening round.

Carlton were 4th after Round 2, already 1 game behind leaders Melbourne, Footscray and Essendon.

Hawthorn were faster, won in the ruck and in the air. The home team played the narrow confines of Glenferrie Oval to perfection, bottling up the game when needed, and playing close to the man.

Carlton coach Perc Bentley

"Hawthorn caught us off balance and covered all of our efforts to open up the game. It fully countered our stars of last week, beat our big men in the packs, and, to my surprise dominated the aerial duels. I thought we might have got back into the game in the third quarter, but, after we had put on a few goals the Hawthorn boys closed our lines of attack and left us with no answer. I would like to congratulate Jack Hale on his side's fine effort."


James, English, Ferry, Chick, Robertson, Comben.


O'Brien 4.2, Mills 1.2, Milroy 1.0, Burke 1.1, Aitken 1.0, Hands 1.1


B: 15 Bruce Comben 25 George Ferry 31 Brian Molony
HB: 22 Frank Munro 14 Vin English 10 John James
C: 23 John Chick 21 Ron Robertson 11 Laurie Kerr
HF: 17 Doug Beasy 32 John Cheffers 19 Denis Zeunert
F: 5 Gerald Burke 26 Noel O'Brien 29 Peter Aitken
Ruck: 2 Bill Milroy (vc) 1 Ken Hands (c) 9 Jack Mills
Res: 7 Keith Warburton 28 Graham Gilchrist
Coach: Percy Bentley

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