|Venue: VFL Park - Waverley||Date: Saturday 24 August 1974|
|Result: Loss by 6 points||Umpire: Harvie Lyons||Crowd: 27,321 Receipts: $26,010|
|Goalkickers: A.Ruscuklic 3, V.Waite 3, C.Davis 2, T.Keogh 1, R.Ashman 1, A.Jesaulenko 1, D.McKay 1.|
|Best: G.Southby, B.Doull, V.Waite, A.Jesaulenko, R.Ashman, T.Keogh, R.Austin.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
After the narrow loss they were non-existent.
Essendon held a marginal ascendency throughout and whilst the Blues continually snapped at their heels never really looked likely to break the game open.
Although Carlton put on a desperate effort in the last quarter they failed by six points to catch Essendon, who recorded their third win at VFL Park and first win against the Blues in the last 14 matches. It was the first time Carlton have failed to score a century or better against Essendon in the last six matches. - Football Record.
|B:||19 John O'Connell||20 Geoff Southby (vc)||36 Mark Maclure|
|HB:||15 Phil Pinnell||11 Bruce Doull||21 Rod Austin|
|C:||27 David Dickson||12 Barry Armstrong||41 Tony Smith|
|HF:||25 Alex Jesaulenko (dvc)||24 Alex Ruscuklic||43 David McKay|
|F:||30 Vin Waite||23 Craig Davis||18 Brian Walsh|
|Ruck:||28 Peter Jones (c)||8 Trevor Keogh||14 Rod Ashman|
|Res:||9 Greg Towns||10 Alan Mangels|
Tony Smith and Alex Ruscuklic
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