|Venue: Western Oval||Date: Saturday July 31, 1971|
|Result: Won by 30 points||Umpire: D.Jolley||Crowd: 21,670|
|Goalkickers: R.Walls 6, D.McKay 4, A.Jesaulenko 3, J.Nicholls 2.|
|Best: R.Walls (BOG), B.Barrot, A.Gallagher, D.McKay, I.Robertson, J.Nicholls, B.Gill.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewAn extremely hard-fought victory at the Western Oval.
Virtually nothing separated the sides until mid-way through the last quarter, when three quick goals from Robbie Walls and another two from Swan McKay (both sterling contributors all day) forged the Blues to a winning lead.
Bill Barrot franked his status as a blue-chip investment with another fine performance in the centre.
|B:||50 John O'Connell||20 Geoff Southby||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||21 Barry Gill||43 David McKay||3 Kevin Hall|
|C:||6 Garry Crane||24 Bill Barrot||15 Phil Pinnell|
|HF:||34 Ian Robertson||42 Robert Walls (vc)||4 Bruce Doull|
|F:||9 Chris Mitchell||25 Alex Jesaulenko||23 Peter Warburton|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (c)||1 Serge Silvagni||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||44 Peter Fyffe||8 Trevor Keogh|
Milestones50 Games (VFL) : Chris Mitchell
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