Carlton defeated Richmond by 6 points at Punt Road Oval.

Round 3, 1953

Venue: Punt Rd OvalDate: Saturday May 9, 1953
Result: Win by 6 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 31,000
Goalkickers: T.Walsh 6, J.Howell 4, J.Spencer 3, L.Kerr 1, J.Mills 1, M.Wenn 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

Back pocket, Bruce Comben was missing with a broken blood vessel in his neck, and Doug Beasy was getting married. Jack Howell was carrying a thigh injury, and full back Harry Dern badly jarred both thumbs last week. Bill Milroy had a bruised thigh.

Full-forward Tony Walsh starred for the Blues in this narrow victory over Richmond at the Punt Road Oval. Walsh kicked 6 goals, and ruckman-forward Jack 'Chooka' Howell kicked 4, in a high-scoring thriller of a match. Despite the win, Carlton dropped out of the top four on percentage.


B: 30 George Stafford 6 Harry Dern 31 Brian Molony
HB: 16 John Brown 3 Harry Sullivan 4 Doug Guy
C: 34 A. Max Thomas 7 Keith Warburton 11 Laurie Kerr
HF: 21 Ron Robertson 18 Max Wenn 10 John James
F: 2 Bill Milroy 12 Tony Walsh 32 Jack Spencer
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell (vc) 1 Ken Hands (c) 9 Jack Mills
Res: 25 George Ferry 23 John Chick
Coach: Percy Bentley



50 Games: John Brown
200th Goal: Jack Howell
Interesting Fact: This was the second consecutive away win against this opponent at exactly the same margin, a feat we've managed 6 times in our entire VFL to AFL history.

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