After 4 straight losses, Carlton held off Essendon by 9 points at Princes Park

Round 18, 1965

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday August 28, 1965
Result: Win by 9 pointsUmpire: CrouchCrowd: 26,267
Goalkickers: J.Nicholls 3, A.Gallagher 2, I.Collins 1, B.Cox 1, K.Hall 1, B.Quirk 1, R.Stone 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

In this tough contest, Carlton repelled a last-quarter fightback by a finals-bound Essendon, and lit up Princes Park with a victory at last after four straight losses. Concluding a very even season, the top four teams were were St Kilda, Collingwood, Geelong and Essendon, with Richmond and Carlton next. Essendon went on to win the 1965 Premiership - becoming only the second team in VFL history to snatch the flag from fourth position on the ladder, after Carlton in 1945.

Berkley Cox, Brian Buckley and Jeff Trotman all retired after this game.


B: 12 John Gill 20 Wes Lofts 4 Brian Buckley
HB: 26 Graeme Anderson 11 John Goold 18 John Lloyd
C: 39 Cliff Stewart 31 Ron Barassi (cc) 6 Garry Crane
HF: 9 Berkley Cox 44 Ron Stone 32 Bryan Quirk
F: 3 Kevin Hall 5 Ken Greenwood 19 Ian Collins
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (vc) 1 Serge Silvagni 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 21 Barry Gill 38 Jeff Trotman
Coach: Ron Barassi

In: I. Collins, K. Greenwood, B. Gill
Out: M. Sankey, T. Board, B. Schmidt
Ian Collins replaced Terry Board (stomach upset) in selected team

Wes Lofts (Carl) marks in front of David Shaw (Ess), Age Aug 31

Berkley Cox playing his final game, tangles with Alec "Kookaburra" Epis


Last Games: Berkley Cox, Brian Buckley, Jeff Trotman

Round 17 | 1966

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