|Venue: VFL Park - Waverley||Date: Saturday May 5, 1973|
|Result: Win by 37 points||Umpire: 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.|
Game ReviewFitzroy 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.
|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|
MilestonesDebut: Rod Ashman
Last game: Peter Fyffe
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