Carlton d Melbourne by 29 pts - MCG. A bruising encounter

Round 12, 1974

Carlton 4.5 29 9.10 64 12.15 87 15.18 108
Melbourne 2.2 14 5.4 34 8.7 55 11.13 79
Venue: MCG Date: Saturday 22 June 1974
Result: Won by 29 points Umpire: Mike Henry Crowd: 23,236 Receipts: $21,048
Goalkickers: B.Walsh 3, R.Walls 3, B.Quirk 2, C.Davis 2, A.Jesaulenko 2, D.McKay, R.Ashman, T.Keogh
Best: R.Austin, V.Waite, D.Dickson, G.Crane, B.Quirk, R.Walls, C.Davis.
Reports: Nil
Injuries: G.Southby (bruised thigh), P.Pinnell (bruised hip), G.Crane (bruised knee), R.Walls (bruised knee), A.Jesaulenko (bruised back), J.Nicholls (bruised ankle)

Game Review

Looking at the injury list it appears a "bruising" encounter. The Blues did lose Southby and Pinnell to injury but generally struggled to succumb a poor Melbourne side. This was the Demon's 19th loss in 20 games, so a side with high aspirations would have expected to dispose of them comfortably.

Whilst a 29 point win would appear satisfactory, much tougher obstacles lay in the future.

Although the Blues registered their fourth win a row and kicked their fourth century in a row against the Demons, they failed to impress those who have suggested they could STILL make the '74 finals. Melbourne showed greater spirit and desperation as they pressured the Blues all day, although they went down in the final analysis by 29 points. Carlton's defence, led by young Rod Austin held them together for most of the game and they notched their seventh win in a row over Melbourne, who are showing greater improvement each week. - Football Record.


B: 19 John O'Connell 20 Geoff Southby 30 Vin Waite
HB: 15 Phil Pinnell 11 Bruce Doull 21 Rod Austin
C: 27 David Dickson 6 Garry Crane 32 Bryan Quirk
HF: 25 Alex Jesaulenko (dvc) 42 Robert Walls (vc) 8 Trevor Keogh
F: 2 John Nicholls (cc) 23 Craig Davis 18 Brian Walsh
Ruck: 28 Peter Jones 43 David McKay 14 Rod Ashman
Res: 7 Graeme Whitnall 5 Syd Jackson
Coach: John Nicholls


150 games: Bryan Quirk

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