|Venue: Arden St||Date: Saturday 31 August 1968|
|Result: Won by 21 points||Umpire: Matheson||Crowd: 16,189 Receipts: $6,827|
|Goalkickers: B.Kekovich 5, J.Nicholls 3, B.Quirk 2, I.Robertson 2, D.Munari 1, A.Gallagher 1, B.Bennett 1.|
|Best: J.Nicholls, B.Kekovich, J.Goold, A.Gallagher, I.Robertson.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: A.Jesaulenko (hip), B.Quirk (migraine).|
|Ladder: 2nd with 15 wins, 5 losses (12 teams) and a percentage of 130.4|
Carlton were in complete control all day and although they slowed up in the last quarter, ran out easy winners. They climbed to second place on the ladder and secured a double chance in the finals.
Nicholls was Best on Ground again with a great ruck display, whilst Kekovich kicked 5 goals. Robertson, Goold, Gill, Gallagher, Munari and Bennett were also good. For North, Dugdale, Dwyer, Kekovich, Allison and Steward were in the best players.
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|B:||19 Ian Collins||20 Wes Lofts||41 Ron Auchettl|
|HB:||11 John Goold||42 Robert Walls||21 Barry Gill|
|C:||6 Garry Crane||47 Neil Chandler||34 Ian Robertson|
|HF:||25 Alex Jesaulenko||12 Bill Bennett||32 Bryan Quirk|
|F:||28 Peter Jones||16 Brian Kekovich||8 Dennis Munari|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (c)||1 Serge Silvagni||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||37 Peter Smith||36 Peter McLean|
MilestonesFirst game as Captain: John Nicholls
Interesting Fact: This was the first of two consecutive away wins against this opponent at exactly the same margin, a feat we've managed 6 times in our entire VFL to AFL history.
Round 19 | Semi Final