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Round 9, 1967         In the fifth match in a row decided by a goal or less, Richmond tipped out Carlton by 2 points at Princes Park.

Round 9, 1967

Carlton2.1135.53510.66614.791
Richmond4.4287.8509.126613.1593
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Monday June 12, 1967
Result: Lost by 2 pointsUmpire: ShealesCrowd: 37,384
Goalkickers: I.Robertson 5, A.Jesaulenko 3, S.Silvagni 2, A.Gallagher 1, T.Board 1, V.Waite 1, B.Kekovich 1.
Best; S. Silvagni (BOG), I.Robertson, A.Jesaulenko, C.Stewart, T.Board, W.Lofts, B.Quirk.
Reports: Injuries: R. Barassi (bruised thigh) replaced by P. Kerr at half time. J. Goold bruised thigh) by D. Munari last quarter. A. Gallagher (bruised thigh)









Game Review

One of the matches of the year, this thriller was played out in a finals atmosphere at Princes Park on the Queen's Birthday holiday Monday. Little seperated the teams from the opening bounce, but when Ian Robertson burst through a pack and kicked a team-lifter deep into time-on in the last quarter, the Blues led by four points and seemed sure to hang on and win.
From the resulting centre ruck duel however, Richmond forced the ball forward to their star Royce Hart - who swooped on the ball and got a desperate kick away just as he was tackled. His miraculous kick cleared a big pack twenty metres out from the Tigers' goal, and bounced through to give Richmond victory by two points!

Team

B: 12 John Gill 20 Wes Lofts 44 Ron Stone
HB: 18 John Lloyd 11 John Goold 36 Peter McLean
C: 39 Cliff Stewart 17 Gordon Collis 32 Bryan Quirk
HF: 31 Ron Barassi (cc) 34 Ian Robertson 25 Alex Jesaulenko
F: 30 Vin Waite 16 Brian Kekovich 24 Terry Board
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (vc) 1 Serge Silvagni 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 9 Peter Kerr 37 Dennis Munari
Coach: Ron Barassi



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