|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Monday June 4, 1973|
|Result: Win by 41 points||Umpire: John Sutcliffe||Crowd: 39,646 Receipts: $39,646|
|Goalkickers: D.McKay 4, P.Jones 4, B.Walsh 3, S.Jackson 3, N.Chandler 2, T.Keogh 1, B.Armstrong 1, A.Jesaulenko 1.|
|Best: T.Keogh, S.Jackson, B.Doull, J.Nicholls, P.Jones, B.Walsh, N.Chandler.|
Game ReviewThe Blues would celebrate John Nicholls' 300th VFL match by crunching Essendon at Princes Park.
Carlton showed their supremacy over Essendon by winning their 11th game well, but had no answer to the talented Blues, who scored 133 points - the same as they did when the Bombers played at Princes Park last year. Young Graeme Schultz, who came to Essendon from Warracknabeal as a full forward kicked five goals in his first game for 1973 with the senior team. - Football Record.
|B:||19 John O'Connell||20 Geoff Southby||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||11 Bruce Doull||17 Brent Crosswell||31 Peter Hall|
|C:||27 David Dickson||12 Barry Armstrong||6 Garry Crane|
|HF:||22 Neil Chandler||42 Robert Walls (vc)||5 Syd Jackson|
|F:||2 John Nicholls (cc)||25 Alex Jesaulenko (dvc)||8 Trevor Keogh|
|Ruck:||28 Peter Jones||43 David McKay||18 Brian Walsh|
|Res:||7 Andy Lukimitis||14 Rod Ashman|
NB: Andrew Lukimitis had changed his name to Andrew Lukas from 1971.
Milestones300 Games: John Nicholls
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