|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday August 28, 1965|
|Result: Win by 9 points||Umpire: Crouch||Crowd: 26,267|
|Goalkickers: J.Nicholls 3, A.Gallagher 2, I.Collins 1, B.Cox 1, K.Hall 1, B.Quirk 1, R.Stone 1.|
Game ReviewIn 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|
In: I. Collins, K. Greenwood, B. Gill
Out: M. Sankey, T. Board, B. Schmidt
Ian Collins replaced Terry Board (stomach upset) in selected team
MilestonesLast Games: Berkley Cox, Brian Buckley, Jeff Trotman
Round 17 | 1966
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