|Venue: MCG||Date: Saturday 20 April, 1968|
|Result: Lost by 46 points||Umpires:||Crowd: 51,889|
|Goalkickers: Peter Smith 3, Robertson 2, Silvagni, Munari, Crosswell, Quirk, Stone 1.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Kerr (unclear)|
|Position: 6th (12 teams) with 1 win and 1 loss, and a percentage of 100.0|
Richmond today brushed aside any ideas of complacency that the football public may have had. They outclassed Carlton in nearly every position. The main features of their great win were a. a greater understanding among their teammates in that they backed up splendidly and always had a man in position to receive a pass; 2) they can kick the ball further than any team and 3) they always play straight down the centre.
Carlton were very determined but just not good enough. They rallied in the second term and kicked 6 goals but Richmond still held a 5 point lead at half time. Carlton had held on grimly but Richmond always managed to produce that answering goal.
The third quarter was very hard fought and each player battled hard for his side. Richmond started to widen their lead and Carlton were outclassed.
The Richmond forwards had been on top all day. Guinane had one of his good days at Centre Half Forward. Northey played very clever football and proved too slippery for Kevin Hall. Wes Lofts was one of Carlton’s great defenders. He held Barry Richardson well and later Guinane. Silvagni played well when resting in the back pocket. Summing up Carlton found their main weaknesses were lack of accurate forwards and their ball-handling was not clean and quick enough.
Carlton’s best were Lofts, Silvagni, Robertson, Gallagher, Nicholls, Quirk, Goold and Jones. Best for Richmond were Barrot, Northey, Jewell, Bourke, Guinane, Perry, Bartlett and Brown.
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|B:||19 Ian Collins||20 Wes Lofts||1 Serge Silvagni|
|HB:||11 John Goold||38 Bob Edmond||3 Kevin Hall|
|C:||32 Bryan Quirk||17 Brent Crosswell||6 Garry Crane|
|HF:||9 Peter Kerr||44 Ron Stone||34 Ian Robertson|
|F:||28 Peter Jones||37 Peter Smith||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (vc)||31 Ron Barassi (cc)||8 Dennis Munari|
|Res:||42 Robert Walls||23 Ian Nicoll|
MilestonesDebut (Carlton): Peter Smith
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