A barn-storming last quarter got the Blues up by 30 points over Footscray at the Western Oval.

Round 18, 1971

Venue: Western OvalDate: Saturday July 31, 1971
Result: Won by 30 pointsUmpire: D.JolleyCrowd: 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: NilInjuries: Nil

Game Review

An 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
Coach: Ron Barassi


50 Games (VFL) : Chris Mitchell

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