'Jezza' kicked 10 as Carlton beat Fitzroy by 37 pts in a high-quality match at Princes Park.

Round 6, 1970

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 9, 1970
Result: Win by 37 pointsUmpire: B.DellerCrowd: 20,022
Goalkickers: A.Jesaulenko 10, S.Jackson 6, R.Walls 2, J.Nicholls 2, B.Crosswell 1, P.Jones 1, I.Nicoll 1.
Best: A.Jesaulenko (BOG), S. Jackson, I.Nicoll, V.Waite, W.Lofts, R.Walls.
Reports: V.Waite (allegedly assaulting goal umpire L.Barratt in the third quarter). Injuries: B.Doull (dislocated shoulder) replaced by T.Hopkins at quarter time.

Game Revie

Continuing his rich vein of form, Alex Jesaulenko kicked 10 goals in this match, which was a closer contest than the scores indicate. 'Jezza', and Carlton's amazing accuracy from 32 scoring shots, made the difference, but Fitzroy had 35 shots at goal and were well in the match until three-quarter time. The mercurial Syd Jackson also kicked six goals for Carlton, while John Murphy (father of Marc) kicked six for Fitzroy.

By then, Jesaulenko had scored 40 goals in the first six rounds, and the experts had awarded him five Best-on-Grounds. The Blues were in second position on the ladder with 5 wins and one loss, behind the undefeated Collingwood.

Tuesday's Age reported,
"Carlton wingman Bruce Doull is not expected to be available for at least ten weeks. Doull, who had his shoulder pinned in an operation on Saturday night, will not have the pin removed for six weeks, and is expected to be off the training track for two months."


B: 21 Barry Gill 20 Wes Lofts (vc) 30 Vin Waite
HB: 15 Phil Pinnell 43 David McKay 11 John Goold
C: 34 Ian Robertson 4 Bruce Doull 17 Brent Crosswell
HF: 22 Neil Chandler 42 Robert Walls (dvc) 5 Syd Jackson
F: 28 Peter Jones 25 Alex Jesaulenko 12 Barry Armstrong
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (c) 3 Kevin Hall 23 Ian Nicoll
Res: 7 Ted Hopkins 8 Dennis Munari
Coach: Ron Barassi

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