Carlton enjoyed a 37-point victory over Collingwood at Victoria Park.

Round 18, 1968

Carlton 5.4 34 6.6 42 10.7 67 16.11 107
Colllingwood 2.2 14 4.7 31 7.8 50 10.10 70
Venue: Victoria Park Date: Saturday 17 August 1968
Result: Won by 37 points Umpire: Sleeth Crowd: 24,496
Goalkickers: Nicholls 5, Kekovich 4, Gallagher, Robertson 2, Quirk, Silvagni, Jones 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: J.Goold (concussion).
Ladder: 4th with 13 wins, 5 losses (12 teams) and a percentage of 128.6

Game Review

Carlton started stronger, finished stronger, and got over the crisis quicker than Collingwood. Carlton opened well and attacked from the first bounce. Two goals each to Kekovich and Nicholls, and one to Silvagni gave them a handy 20-point lead at half-time. Carlton players showed more keenness than at any time during their past four or so matches. The second quarter proved to be very lively, with the emphasis on the man and not the ball. Richardson copped Goold with a beauty and it was on! As a result only three goals were scored for the quarter; two by Collingwood, and one by Carlton.

After half-time, Carlton replaced Goold with Peter Kerr and settled down to play football. Collingwood rallied to come within 5 points of Carlton. Barassi, who was at centre half-back since Goold’s exit, moved on to the ball, and put Walls on Ross Dunne. They answered the challenge with goals; two from Nicholls and one from Kekovich. They still held a handy 17-point lead at three-quarter time. Collingwood came back in the final term with three goals but, Carlton added six to run out winners by 37 points.

Carlton’s best players included Best on Ground John Nicholls, Garry Crane with his courage, Gallagher, Kekovich, Walls and Barassi. Collingwood’s best were Thompson, Britt, Richardson and Price.

Blueseum footnote: This write-up, and an associated Image Gallery, were donated to the Blueseum through a Supporter Journal.


B: 19 Ian Collins 20 Wes Lofts 42 Robert Walls
HB: 21 Barry Gill 11 John Goold 36 Peter McLean
C: 6 Garry Crane 47 Neil Chandler 39 Cliff Stewart
HF: 31 Ron Barassi (cc) 34 Ian Robertson 32 Bryan Quirk
F: 28 Peter Jones 16 Brian Kekovich 41 Ron Auchettl
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (vc) 1 Serge Silvagni 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 9 Peter Kerr 24 Terry Board
Coach: Ron Barassi

NB Hall came down with appendicitis during the week, and was replaced by Gill.


Last Game : Cliff Stewart, Terry Board


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