Another strong finish brings the Blues victory by 8 points over North Melbourne at Princes Park.

Round 4, 1956

Nth Melbourne3.3217.74910.147413.1694
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 5, 1956
Result: Win by 8 pointsUmpire: Roach.Crowd: 17,447
Goalkickers: K.Hamilton 4, G.Donaldson 3, J.Ellis 3, D.Beasy 2, J.Mills 2, L.Kerr 1.
Reports: Injuries: James (ankle) replaced by Garra in the final quarter.

Game Review

Rover Kevan Hamilton continued his impressive start to his career, kicking another four goals as the Blues beat North Melbourne by 8 points at Princes Park.

North took the lead in the final term, but for the first time this season Carlton's teamwork came to the fore and the Blues regained the lead to win by 8 points. "The man who huffed and puffed the occasional whiffs of real football into the threatening last-term cloud was Carlton captain Ken Hands. His effective leadership - particularly in defence - gave Carlton an inner strength that has been sadly lacking."

Carlton coach Jim Francis;

"I was pleased with the way the team fought back in a difficult situation. A key factor in this was our ability to use the open spaces. Carlton is gradually settling down into systematic football, but I'm not satisfied yet. Our physical fitness is not all it should be and several players lacked a yard of pace."

Best; Hands, V. English, Ellis, Hamilton, Chick, Webster.
Scorers: Hamilton 4.2, Donaldson 3.2, J. Ellis 3.1, Beasy 2.1, J. Mills 2.0, Kerr 1.0, Nicholls 0.2, Milroy 0.1, Clarke 0.1, Gilchrist 0.1, Rushed 1.


B: 15 Bruce Comben 25 George Ferry 14 Vin English
HB: 19 Denis Zeunert 3 Peter Webster 10 John James
C: 23 John Chick 12 Don Nicholls 28 Graham Gilchrist
HF: 17 Doug Beasy 2 Bill Milroy 11 Laurie Kerr (vc)
F: 13 Graham Donaldson 8 Jack Ellis 9 Jack Mills
Ruck: 1 Ken Hands (c) 16 Kevin Clarke 5 Kevan Hamilton
Res: 24 Vic Garra 30 Jack Sullivan
Coach: Jim Francis


100 Games: Jack Mills
50 Games: John Chick and George Ferry

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