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In a huge upset, Carlton lost to last-placed Melbourne by 7 points at the MCG.

Round 18, 1969

Carlton4.5297.8509.116513.1492
Melbourne1.5118.6549.116514.1599
Venue: M.C.G.Date: Saturday August 16, 1969
Result: Loss by 7 pointsUmpire: Sleeth Crowd: 27,209
Goalkickers: Crosswell 4, Jones 3, Gallagher 2, Crane 1, Walls 1, Jesaulenko 1 & Baird 1.
Reports: Injuries: Jesaulenko (twisted ankle), Thornley (bruised eye)











Game Review

Last-placed Melbourne caused a huge upset when they beat the ladder-leading Blues by 7 points in this tough, entertaining contest at the MCG. With nothing to lose, and brilliantly led by their star centreman Greg Wells (who would later play in a Premiership team for the Blues) Melbourne attacked the ball and the ball-carrier with tenacity from the first bounce, and drew level with the Blues just before the three-quarter time siren. Carlton's cause wasn't helped when Alex Jesaulenko twisted an ankle and was replaced at half time by Doug Baird. At three-quarter time, Peter Kerr replaced Bert Thornley who had a bruised eye socket. Then, in a desperate last term, Melbourne kicked 5.4 to Carlton's 4.3 and won by 7 points.


Team

B: 19 Ian Collins (dvc) 20 Wes Lofts (vc) 30 Vin Waite
HB: 21 Barry Gill 11 John Goold 15 Phil Pinnell
C: 6 Garry Crane 13 Bert Thornley 32 Bryan Quirk
HF: 17 Brent Crosswell 42 Robert Walls 47 Neil Chandler
F: 28 Peter Jones 25 Alex Jesaulenko 23 Ian Nicoll
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (c) 1 Serge Silvagni 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 9 Peter Kerr 27 Doug Baird
Coach: Ron Barassi



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