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Round 4, 1974         Carlton lost to Nth Melbourne by 72 pts - VFL Park. The third successive defeat.

Round 4, 1974

Carlton 0.4 4 2.8 20 5.13 43 6.15 51
North Melbourne 5.4 34 9.7 61 11.7 73 19.9 123
Venue: VFL Park - Waverley Date: Thursday 25 April 1974
Result: Loss by 72 points Umpire: John Sutcliffe Crowd: 54,086 Receipts: $57,607.70 (A record for home and away game at VFL Park).
Goalkickers: A.Ruscuklic 3, P.Jones 2, D.McKay 1.
Best: G.Southby, A.Jesaulenko, A.Ruscuklic, P.Jones, V.Waite, G.Crane, B.Doull.
Reports: Nil Injuries: A.Jesaulenko (groin)














Game Review

Anzac Day saw Carlton sink to a third successive defeat.

The 2 previous games had seen the Blues get off to a good start before being overtaken. North, however, started brilliantly and never let up. The Blues were overwhelmed and had very few good players.

After 6 years of success, 1974 looked like it might herald a return to struggle-street.

North Melbourne caused an upset at VFL Park, on Anzac Day in brilliant sunshine, by defeating last year's Grand Finalists Carlton. Carlton's new full-forward Alex Ruscuklic had plenty of chances to give the Blues an early lead, but kicked poorly for 3.5. North Melbourne proved to the 54,086 who attended the big Anzac day game at VFL Park that they'll be back in September when they scored a fine win over an almost struggling Carlton for their fifth win at League headquarters in three and a half seasons. - Football Record.

Team


B: 19 John O'Connell 20 Geoff Southby 30 Vin Waite
HB: 23 Craig Davis 43 David McKay 31 Peter Hall
C: 6 Garry Crane 11 Bruce Doull 32 Bryan Quirk
HF: 25 Alex Jesaulenko (dvc) 42 Robert Walls (vc) 5 Syd Jackson
F: 2 John Nicholls (cc) 24 Alex Ruscuklic 18 Brian Walsh
Ruck: 28 Peter Jones 22 Neil Chandler 12 Barry Armstrong
Res: 14 Rod Ashman 21 Rod Austin
Coach: John Nicholls


Milestones

Debut (Carlton): Alex Ruscuklic


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