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Round 5, 1973         Carlton accounted for Fitzroy by 37 pts at VFL Park in Rod Ashman's debut game.

Round 5, 1973

Carlton3.2207.64812.118315.15105
Fitzroy3.3216.4409.55910.868
Venue: VFL Park - WaverleyDate: Saturday May 5, 1973
Result: Win by 37 pointsUmpire: Harvey Lyons Crowd: 19,654 Receipts: $13,311
Goalkickers: B.Walsh 4, T.Keogh 3, G.Kennedy 2, J.Nicholls 2, R.Walls 2, N.Chandler 1, B.Armstrong 1.
Best: B.Crosswell, B.Armstrong, G.Southby, T.Keogh, R.Walls, B.Walsh, P.Jones.
Reports: Injuries:










Game Review

Fitzroy stuck with the Blues until half-time in this clash at Waverley, but faded in the third quarter to be beaten by six goals.
Although we didn't realise it at the time, the most significant aspect of the game was that at marked the debut of one of Carlton's all-time great rovers; Hall of Fame inductee Rod Ashman, in the first of his 236 valuable games for the Old Dark Navy Blues. This win bolstered Carlton's percentage, and our firm grip on second place on the ladder behind Collingwood.

Carlton carried on their winning way after a slow start in which the pacy Lions showed out early, but failed to match the better team-playing Blues after half time. It was Carlton's third win in a row and they kicked their highest score for six games against Fitzroy. - Football Record.

Team


B: 19 John O'Connell 20 Geoff Southby 13 Eric Pascoe
HB: 11 Bruce Doull 17 Brent Crosswell 3 Kevin Hall
C: 26 Ray Byrne 22 Neil Chandler 27 David Dickson
HF: 31 Peter Hall 42 Robert Walls (vc) 8 Trevor Keogh
F: 28 Peter Jones 16 Greg Kennedy 18 Brian Walsh
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (cc) 43 David McKay 12 Barry Armstrong
Res: 24 Peter Fyffe 14 Rod Ashman
Coach: John Nicholls


Milestones

Debut: Rod Ashman
Last game: Peter Fyffe


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