|Venue: VFL Park - Waverley||Date: Saturday May 15, 1971|
|Result: Won by 12 points||Umpire: D.Jolley||Crowd: 29,195|
|Goalkickers: T.Keogh 5, R.Walls 3, A.Gallagher 3, J.Nicholls 1.|
|Best: S.Silvagni, R.Walls, T.Keogh, D.McKay, A.Gallagher, I.Robertson.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: B.Doull (suspected fractured cheekbone), B.Quirk (cramp)|
Game ReviewFootscray were coming off impressive wins against Richmond and Hawthorn and looked sure to offer Carlton a stern examination.
The Blues seemed to have things well under control at half-time but the Bulldogs stormed back with a superb 3rd term and led at orange time.
The Blues old-timers, Silvagni and Nicholls, and the young veteran Walls steadied the ship and the Princes Park push ultimately claimed the four points which had appeared theirs much earlier.
|B:||19 Ian Collins||20 Geoff Southby||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||4 Bruce Doull||43 David McKay||21 Barry Gill|
|C:||15 Phil Pinnell||12 Barry Armstrong||33 Paul Hurst|
|HF:||5 Syd Jackson||34 Ian Robertson||32 Bryan Quirk|
|F:||28 Peter Jones||42 Robert Walls (vc)||8 Trevor Keogh|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (c)||1 Serge Silvagni||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||49 Andy Lukimitis||16 Gary Lawson-Smith|
Note: Andrew Lukimitis changed his name to Lukas and Gary Smith changed his name to Lawson-Smith in 1971.
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