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Round 2 1956

Round 2, 1956
Carlton vs Melbourne
Saturday 21 April
Venue: Princes Park
Attendance: 18,656

1st2nd3rdFinal
Carlton1.01.51.76.11.47
Melbourne5.58.910.1512.18.90
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 43 points

Goalkickers: Athol Webb 4, Ron Barassi 2, Laurie Mithen 2, Robert B Johnson 1, Ralph Lane 1, Ian Ridley 1, Stuart Spencer 1

Milestones:
Nil

The Demons set up their second consecutive win to open the year with a five goal to one first quarter, and held the Blues to just seven behinds across the middle quarters - taking a 10 goal lead into the last quarter.

Carlton recovered with a belated effort in the last quarter which saved them from a thrashing, but they were never in the game due to fumbling easy marks, failing to handle the ball cleanly in the conditions and kicking poorly.

Despite the margin the defending premiers never really impressed, and were guilty of too much short passing in the forward line considering the wet conditions.

Best were Barassi, Melville and Beckwith. During the game Ridley was replaced by Bull and T. Johnson by Wilson.

Seconds
Carlton 15.19 d. Melbourne 13.11
Goalkickers - Unknown
Best - Pinfold, Cook, Tossol

Thirds
Carlton 4.10 d. Melbourne 4.4

Links
Blueseum match report

Media
The Age - 23/04/1956
The Argus - 25/04/1956
Football Record R3 1956

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Monday 12 February 2018 20:50:09 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 6)

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