|Venue: MCG||Date: Saturday June 4, 1955|
|Result: Loss by 65 points||Umpire: Beitzel||Crowd: 34,669|
|Goalkickers: N.O'Brien 5, P.Webster 2, D.Beasy 1, J.Mills 1.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Ellis (cramp) replaced by Paice at three quarter time. Crowe (knee) replaced by G. Kerr final quarter. Milroy (cork leg)|
The Blues fell to 8th after this loss, with a percentage of 103.1.
"The Demons were too big and strong in the ruck, too clever and fast in roving, and too cool, calm and collected in defence."
The Blues made too many mistakes with short passing on the backline and let Melbourne in for a few easy goals. Wingers Laurie Kerr and John Sullivan beat their opponents on the day. Carlton fought back in the third quarter to get within 14 points, but the Demons put the foot down and extended the lead to 43 points at the last break. An indication of Melbourne's depth was that their top goal kicker Clarke was unavailable, so they brought in a young Laurie Mithen who kicked a cool 7.2! At the other end, Noel O'Brien scored 5.3 plus 2 shots that failed to score. "He moved nicely and kicked well." Legendary Melbourne coach Norm Smith; "Bobby (Nobby) O'Brien, Carlton full forward, did a great job for his side. He is the best full forward we have met this season."
|B:||15 Bruce Comben||25 George Ferry||14 Vin English|
|HB:||16 John Brown||34 Bob Crowe||19 Denis Zeunert|
|C:||30 Jack Sullivan||10 John James||11 Laurie Kerr|
|HF:||8 Jack Ellis||3 Peter Webster||17 Doug Beasy|
|F:||24 Bernie Moran||26 Noel O'Brien||29 Peter Aitken|
|Ruck:||2 Bill Milroy (acting capt.)||4 Bob Bosustow||9 Jack Mills|
|Res:||33 John Paice||35 Graham Kerr|
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