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Round 9, 1953         Carlton defeated Fitzroy by 6 points at the Brunswick Street Oval.

Round 9, 1953

Carlton3.3214.6306.17537.1860
Fitzroy2.0125.2325.3337.1254
Venue: Brunswick St OvalDate: Saturday June 20, 1953
Result: Win by 6 pointsUmpire: McMurrayCrowd: 15,000
Goalkickers: M.Wenn 3, D.Beasy 2, J.Spencer 1, T.Walsh 1.
Reports: NilInjuries: Dern (ankle) replaced by Caspar fourth quarter. Comben (thigh).










Game Review

Sixth-placed Fitzroy met Carlton (seventh) in this vital match at Brunswick St. Heavy rain on the Friday prior made the surface slippery, and turned the game into an arm wrestle that eventually went to the Blues by one straight kick. Carlton should have won by a greater margin - we kicked 2 goals, 11 behinds in the third quarter, (the last seven in succession) and finished up having six more shots at goal than the Gorillas. A desperate last quarter saw Fitzroy throw everything at the Blues, but it was their turn to be inaccurate, scoring 2.9 to Carlton's 1.1.

Carlton sat sixth on the ladder after this win, once again just four points out of the top four.

Walsh replaced Jack Howell (who withdrew because of illness) at full forward in the side. Max Wenn went to centre half forward, and Bill Milroy into the ruck. Both were match-winning moves.

Best

Hands, Wenn, Beasy, Chick, Milroy, Comben, McKaige.

Team

B: 15 Bruce Comben 8 Ken McKaige 14 Vin English
HB: 25 George Ferry 6 Harry Dern 4 Doug Guy
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 27 Ray Martini 23 John Chick
HF: 10 John James 18 Max Wenn 17 Doug Beasy
F: 5 Gerald Burke 12 Tony Walsh 32 Jack Spencer
Ruck: 2 Bill Milroy 1 Ken Hands (c) 9 Jack Mills
Res: 24 Harry Caspar 30 George Stafford
Coach: Percy Bentley


Milestones

50 Games: Laurie Kerr


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