|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday June 11, 1955|
|Result: Loss by 58 points||Umpire: Roach||Crowd: 29,555|
|Goalkickers: K.Bergin 1, B.Bosustow 1, J.Mills 1, B.Milroy 1.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Sullivan (strained shoulder ligaments) replaced by Molony final quarter. Brown (concussion) replaced by Paice final quarter.|
After this, we sat 9th on the ladder out of 12 teams, one win up on Richmond and North, and three games clear of the woeful St Kilda.
Kevin Bergin kicked one of our four goals on debut.
A dismal Carlton registered their lowest score in 20 years! The game was over by the end of the first quarter and if it wasn't for inaccurate kicking Essendon should have won by another 6 or 7 goals. The Blues left too much to too few. Harry Caspar returned to the side and was the only ruckman who provided any fire power. Carlton fielded a weak team and were without men of the calibre of Nobby O'Brien, Dennis Zeunert, Ken Hands, Ron Robertson, and Bob Crowe. "New Victorian representative Doug Beasy was hardly sighted for the whole game."
|B:||15 Bruce Comben||25 George Ferry||6 Harry Caspar|
|HB:||16 John Brown||3 Peter Webster||10 John James|
|C:||30 Jack Sullivan||7 Keith Warburton||11 Laurie Kerr|
|HF:||36 Kevin Bergin||13 Graham Donaldson||17 Doug Beasy|
|F:||4 Bob Bosustow||8 Jack Ellis||29 Peter Aitken|
|Ruck:||2 Bill Milroy (acting capt.)||14 Vin English||9 Jack Mills|
|Res:||33 John Paice||31 Brian Molony|
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