|Venue: Kardinia Park||Date: Saturday April 24, 1971|
|Result: Won by 13 points||Umpire: I.Robinson||Crowd: 23,555|
|Goalkickers: A.Jesaulenko 3, S.Jackson 2, I.Robertson 2, R.Walls 2, T.Keogh 2, J.Nicholls 1, P.Jones 1.|
|Best: R.Walls (BOG), D.McKay, I.Robertson, P.Pinnell, J.Nicholls, N.Chandler.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Club legend John Nicholls celebrated his 250th match for the Blues in this hard-fought win over Geelong at the Cattery.
Carlton was clearly the superior side in general play, and were well-served by their goal-to-goal line of Southby, McKay, Robertson, Walls and Jesaulenko - even though Jezza left his goal-kicking boots behind and missed a number of (normally) gettable shots. Robert Walls proved to be the difference between the two teams, providing a reliable avenue to goal throughout the match.
|B:||21 Barry Gill||20 Geoff Southby||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||3 Kevin Hall||43 David McKay||35 Barry Mulcair|
|C:||15 Phil Pinnell||34 Ian Robertson||49 Andy Lukimitis|
|HF:||5 Syd Jackson||42 Robert Walls (vc)||22 Neil Chandler|
|F:||28 Peter Jones||25 Alex Jesaulenko||18 Brian Walsh|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (c)||1 Serge Silvagni||8 Trevor Keogh|
|Res:||4 Bruce Doull||12 Barry Armstrong|
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