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Carlton lost to Richmond by 30 pts - MCG. 117,000 spectators

Grand Final, 1973

Carlton2.2147.6489.96312.1486
Richmond3.52311.87415.1110116.20116
Venue: M.C.G.Date: Saturday September 29, 1973
Result: Lose by 30 pointsUmpire: Ian RobinsonCrowd: 116,956
Goalkickers: K. Hall 2, G.Crane 2, D.Dickson 2, R.Walls 2, D.McKay 2, J.Nicholls, N.Chandler.
Best: G.Crane, R.Walls, D.McKay, K.Hall, J.Waite, B.Doull, P.Pinnell, A.Jesaulenko.
Reports: Injuries: J.Nicholls, G. Southby (concussion).













Game Review

Richmond were bent on revenge for their '72 Grand Final loss, and achieved it after a sometimes brutal physical assault. In the first minutes, John Nicholls was hit in a heavy shirt-front by Richmond's Laurie Fowler, while Geoff Southby was felled in the second quarter by a swinging right arm to the head from Neil Balme - a blow that was later found to have broken Southby's jaw. Both Blues were heavily concussed, and took little further part in the match. Vinny Catoggio, Kevin Hall and Alex Jesaulenko also came in for some heavy physical punishment.

Even so, Carlton - inspired by the courage and determination of wingman Garry Crane, battled to within 18 points of Richmond in the last term, but couldn't bridge the gap which blew out to five goals on the siren.


Team



B: 26 Ray Byrne 20 Geoff Southby Vin Waite
HB: 3 Kevin Hall 11 Bruce Doull 15 Phil Pinnell
C: 17 Brent Crosswell 19 John O'Connell 6 Garry Crane
HF: 27 David Dickson 42 Robert Walls (vc) 25 Alex Jesaulenko (dvc)
F: 2 John Nicholls (cc) 23 Craig Davis 4 Vin Catoggio
Ruck: 28 Peter Jones 43 David McKay 18 Brian Walsh
Res: 32 Bryan Quirk 22 Neil Chandler
Coach: John Nicholls


Milestones

Last game: Kevin Hall
Losing Streaks: This loss marked the beginning of a record equalling run of 5 consecutive finals losses for the Blues

Video





Semi Final | 1974