Carlton lost to Essendon by 45 points at Windy Hill

Round 8, 1953

Venue: Windy HillDate: Saturday June 13, 1953
Result: Loss by 45 pointsUmpire: BarbourCrowd: 30,300
Goalkickers: M.Wenn 3, G.Burke 2, J.Spencer 1, K.Hands 1.
Reports: NilInjuries: Nil

Game Review

Essendon's home ground of Windy Hill lived up to its name on this blustery Saturday afternoon. Carlton captain Ken Hands won the toss and kicked with the breeze, and a quarter time the Blues led by almost seven goals. However, Essendon used the wind equally as well in the second term, and their champion full-forward John Coleman booted five goals from five kicks. The Age said; "Ken McKaige (his young opponent) was in trouble, but handled Coleman expertly, as Coleman did not kick another goal until just before the final bell."

Even so,the Blues were humbled by 45 points, and tumbled to seventh on the ladder.

Carlton led Essendon 6.6 to 0.1 at quarter time of their game but kicked only 1.5 for the remainder of the match. The Bombers won 14.14.98 to 7.11.53. John Coleman booted six goals to take his total to 52 for the season. - Football Record.


Hands, Howell, Guy, Mills, Wenn, McKaige


B: 15 Bruce Comben 8 Ken McKaige 24 Harry Caspar
HB: 4 Doug Guy 14 Vin English 25 George Ferry
C: 34 A. Max Thomas 17 Doug Beasy 11 Laurie Kerr
HF: 9 Jack Mills 2 Bill Milroy 10 John James
F: 5 Gerald Burke 18 Max Wenn 32 Jack Spencer
Ruck: 1 Ken Hands (c) 13 Jack Howell (vc) 23 John Chick
Res: 6 Harry Dern 16 John Brown
Coach: Percy Bentley

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