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Round 5 1959

Round 5, 1959
Carlton vs Melbourne
Saturday 23 May
Venue: Princes Park
Attendance: 36,120

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Carlton3.36.77.910.13.73
Melbourne4.17.29.49.7.61
Match Statistics


Carlton win by 12 points

Goalkickers: Ron Barassi 2, Robert B Johnson 2, Ian Ridley 2, Athol Webb 2, Geoff Tunbridge 1

Milestones:
Nil

The Demons came up against the unbeaten Blues and pushed them all the way before falling narrowly short of their fourth victory of the season. In the week before the game the Carlton players had suggested to the committee by way of a poster in the club rooms that they should get a trip to Surfers Paradise if they won.

Carlton won with stamina, discipline and will-power but Melbourne's goalkicking accuracy which kept them in touch through the first three terms. Overall the Demons were a disappointment - albeit in a game where they held Carlton to their lowest winning margin all season - but still could have won the game. Their half-forward line was weak and their traditionally strong defence were easily beaten.

Even though they had been second best side all day, the Demons could have stolen victory when they were just seven points down with a few minutes left.

Robert B Johnson, Tassie Johnson and Athol Webb were best. Clyde Laidlaw (flu) was replaced by Neil Crompton in the selected side. Best on ground Johnson was replaced by Fenton-Smith in the last quarter after suffering from a strained groin.

Seconds
Carlton 7.16 d. Melbourne 5.10
Goals - H. Mann 2, Brenchley 1, Pinfold 1, Stevens 1
Best - Massey, Pinfold, Brenchley

Thirds
Melbourne 15.18 d. Carlton 11.8
Goals - Rolfe 6, Leahy 3, Eastgate 2, Bosch 2, Williams 1, Ingwersen 1
Best - Rolfe, Steel, Bourke

Links
Blueseum match report

Media
"Blues seek incentive" - The Argus 20/05/1959
"Demons fade before spirited Blues" - The Age 25/05/1959
Football Record R6 1959

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