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Carlton's 32-point loss to Footscray at the Western Oval marked the low point of the season for the Blues.

Round 16, 1968

Carlton 2.3 15 2.3 15 5.8 38 10.10 70
Footscray 1.0 6 6.4 40 8.4 52 16.6 102
Venue: Western Oval Date: Saturday 3 August 1968
Result: Lost by 32 points Umpire: TBD Crowd: 15,184
Goalkickers: Nicholls, Bennett, Lofts, Jesaulenko 2, Gallagher, Jones
Reports: TBD Injuries: Nil
Ladder: 4th with 11 wins, 5 losses (12 teams) and a percentage of 125.0

Game Review

Carlton received a real hiding and a football lesson in their worst defeat for the season at the hands of lowly Footscray, the team they beat by 12 goals earlier in the season.

They had only 3 good players in a team which failed to make use of a strong wind and played negative football against it. Barassi was the main culprit – his handball is getting out of hand!

Carlton’s good players were Jesaulenko, Collins and Silvagni, whilst Footscray’s best were Bisset, Thorpe, Whitten, Merrington and Bryant.

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B: 19 Ian Collins 20 Wes Lofts 42 Robert Walls
HB: 3 Kevin Hall 11 John Goold 26 Graeme Anderson
C: 32 Bryan Quirk 17 Brent Crosswell 6 Garry Crane
HF: 31 Ron Barassi (cc) 34 Ian Robertson 25 Alex Jesaulenko
F: 28 Peter Jones 12 Bill Bennett 8 Dennis Munari
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (vc) 1 Serge Silvagni 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 30 Vin Waite 47 Neil Chandler
Coach: Ron Barassi


Last game: Graeme Anderson

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