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Carlton defeated Essendon by 49 pts - Princes Park. Jezza bagged 9

Round 1, 1970

Carlton7.64812.108216.1411021.19145
Essendon2.3156.6429.116514.1296
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday April 4, 1970
Result: Win by 49 pointsUmpire: I.CoatesCrowd: 23,498
Goalkickers: A.Jesaulenko 9, R.Walls 3, B.Walsh 2, B.Crosswell 2, I.Nicoll 2, P.Jones 2, J.Nicholls 1.
Best: A.Jesaulenko (BOG), R.Walls, V.Waite, I.Nicoll, B.Crosswell, T.Hopkins.
Reports: W.Lofts (allegedly using insulting language towards goal umpire R.Schwensen in the final quarter).
Injuries: I.Robertson (bruised thigh) replaced by P.Hirst at quarter time., B.Armstrong (cramp) replaced by D.Munari in last quarter..
















Game Review

Forward Alex Jesaulenko would match the feats of Carlton Full Forwards Ken Baxter and Harry Vallence to become the third Blue to kick 9 goals in a game against the Bombers, a Carlton record. Considering Jezza also scored 6 behinds it would seem he could easily have become the first Blueboy to bag double figures against the Bombers.

Several Essendon stars went on strike and didn't play in this match including Barry Davis and Darryl Gerlach.

Despite Carlton's success in this era, this team was one of Carlton's youngest ever teams, with an average age of 22 years, 147 days and was playing 6 teenagers who were Barry Armstrong, Brent Crosswell, Bruce Doull, Phil Pinnell, Robert Walls and Brian Walsh.

Team

B: 21 Barry Gill 20 Wes Lofts (vc) 30 Vin Waite
HB: 3 Kevin Hall 43 David McKay 15 Phil Pinnell
C: 7 Ted Hopkins 12 Barry Armstrong 4 Bruce Doull
HF: 34 Ian Robertson 42 Robert Walls (dvc) 22 Neil Chandler
F: 28 Peter Jones 25 Alex Jesaulenko 16 Brian Walsh
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (c) 17 Brent Crosswell 23 Ian Nicoll
Res: 8 Dennis Munari 33 Paul Hurst
Coach: Ron Barassi


Milestones

Debut: Brian Walsh, Paul Hurst
50th Game: Peter Jones
150th Game: Wes Lofts


1970 | Round 2

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