|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday 18 May 1974|
|Result: Loss by 40 points||Umpire: Mike Dye||Crowd: 21,202 Receipts: $17,870|
|Goalkickers: R.Walls 4, A.Ruscuklic 1 C.Davis 1, R.Ashman 1, B.Armstrong 1.|
|Best: B.Doull, R.Walls, E.Pascoe, R.Ashman, G.Robertson, C.Davis.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
The Blues put in a sub-standard performance and were virtually never in the hunt. Few Carlton players rose to expectations.
After grand finals appearances in 6 of the last 7 years, a 2-5 record suggested the chances of a repeat in 1974 was almost out of the question.
Hawthorn gained some lost prestige with supporters by suddenly defeating Carlton for their first win following three losses. The Blues were never allowed to get into the game, by the more determined Hawks, who registered only their seventh century against Carlton since 1925. The Blues were only able to score 8.12 - their lowest against Hawthorn for six games. - Football Record.
|B:||26 Ray Byrne||20 Geoff Southby||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||15 Phil Pinnell||11 Bruce Doull||33 Paul Hurst|
|C:||34 Ian Robertson||25 Alex Jesaulenko (acting vc)||32 Bryan Quirk|
|HF:||9 Greg Towns||42 Robert Walls (acting capt.)||22 Neil Chandler|
|F:||13 Eric Pascoe||24 Alex Ruscuklic||14 Rod Ashman|
|Ruck:||43 David McKay||23 Craig Davis||12 Barry Armstrong|
|Res:||37 Graeme Robertson||27 David Dickson|
50 games: David Dickson
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