|Venue: Junction Oval||Date: Saturday June 23, 1951|
|Result: Win by 40 points||Umpire:||Crowd: 17,000|
|Goalkickers: K.Hands 3, J.Mills 3, F.Stafford 3, K.Warbuton 3, B.Comben 2, H.Sullivan 1.|
Game ReviewWith the aid of a strong breeze blowing straight down the ground, Carlton booted six goals in the first quarter against St Kilda at the Junction Oval, and from that point on were always in control. The wind dropped at half-time, but the Blues’ dominance didn’t, and they finished off the Saints with another six-goal final term to win by 40 points. In a very even effort by everyone in navy blue, Keith Warburton, Ken Hands, Jack Mills and Fred Stafford all kicked three goals in Carlton’s 1000th League appearance.
Meanwhile, other results consolidated the top four at the half-way stage of the season. The early pace-setters Richmond lost to Geelong, and South Melbourne held Fitzroy to a draw at Brunswick St. Now Collingwood, Geelong, Fitzroy and Richmond were starting to look settled as the top four, while Carlton languished in eighth place with a poor percentage.
StatisticsThis was Carlton's 1000th senior match since the foundation of the VFL in 1897. During that time, the Blues had had a 62.25% success rate, winning 615 games, drawing 15 and losing 370. Included in these totals were 62 finals, 15 Grand Finals and 8 Premierships.
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|B:||35 Jack Conley||27 Ollie Grieve||24 Harry Caspar|
|HB:||16 John Brown||23 Bert Deacon||26 Jim Clark|
|C:||11 Laurie Kerr||6 Ern Henfry (c)||12 Doug Williams|
|HF:||34 Bernie Baxter||3 Harry Sullivan||10 Fred Stafford|
|F:||1 Ken Hands (vc)||7 Keith Warburton||9 Jack Mills|
|Ruck:||28 Fred Davies||14 Vin English||15 Bruce Comben|
|Res:||25 Jim Baird||4 Doug Guy|
ChangesIN: D.Williams, D.Guy
OUT: D.Calder, H.Dunn
MilestoneClub Milestone: 1,000th League Game
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