|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday August 7, 1971|
|Result: Lost by 43 points||Umpire: I.Coates||Crowd: 36,267|
|Goalkickers: A.Jesaulenko 3, J.Nicholls 1, C.Mitchell 1, B.Barrot 1, I.Robertson 1, R.Walls 1.|
|Best: J.Nicholls, I.Robertson, B.Doull, A.Gallagher, J.O'Connell, V.Waite.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: K.Hall (broken nose), B.Barrot (corked thigh).|
Game ReviewOne of the crucial matches of the year and a bitter disappointment to all Carlton fans.
A spot in the finals could well have been up for grabs with the contenders sitting - Hawthorn 16-2; Collingwood 13-4-1; St Kilda13-5; Richmond 12-6 and Carlton 12-6. One was going to have to miss out.
After holding sway through the first half the Blues were overhauled in the third term and then overwhelmed in the last as a feeble performance saw us outscored by 10 goals to 1 after the main break. Tigers champion Royce Hart was unstoppable.
|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||8 Trevor Keogh|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (c)||1 Serge Silvagni||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||22 Neil Chandler||5 Syd Jackson|
Bill Barrot & Ian Stewart
Age August 10
Milestones50 Games : David McKay
100 Games : Garry Crane
Last Game : Chris Mitchell
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