|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 ReviewCarlton 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|
NB Hall came down with appendicitis during the week, and was replaced by Gill.
MilestonesLast Game : Cliff Stewart, Terry Board
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