|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday 15 June 1968|
|Results:Won by 56 points||Umpire: Perkins||Crowd: 15,270|
|Goalkickers: Jesaulenko 6, Kekovich 4, Auchettl, Jones, Gallagher 3, Munari 1.|
|Reports:||Injuries: Nicholls (cut mouth)|
|Ladder: 3rd with 7 wins, 2 losses (12 teams) and a percentage of 138.1|
A perfect day for football and good football was what was played in the first quarter by both sides. Fast, open and clean. Long kicks and great forward play by both sides. Jesaulenko showed he was going to have a good day by the 2 different opponents he had in the first quarter. Carlton led by 5 points at the first change after a very even and crowd-pleasing opening.
Carlton slipped into top gear in the second quarter. With Nicholls and Silvagni winning well in the rucks and Auchettl and Gallagher driving the ball down-field, they raced away with the game. North did not quite know what to do with the ball when they got it. They could manage only 3 points to Carlton’s 4-4 for the quarter.
Barassi shifted Kekovich to a forward flank 10 minutes into the third quarter in an effort to get him going. The brilliant Jesaulenko went to Full Forward and both ran riot. They kicked 3 and 2 goals respectively for the quarter and took the North defence apart.
Carlton with greater marking, better kicking to position and a brilliant forward line to control the game to lead by 39 points at ¾ time.
Carlton went on in the last quarter to kick 6 goals to 3 and Jesaulenko who kicked 2 for the quarter beat his 4th opponent for the day.
Umpire Perkins was not very consistent and had both players and spectators confused with his decisions. The standard of umpiring has been anything but good so far this year!
Best for Carlton were Jesaulenko with 6 goals, Silvagni, Nicholls, Crane, Stewart (returning to his best), Auchettl, Gallagher, Munari, Jones and Kekovich. Best for North were McCarthy, Sam Kekovich, Farrant, McGrath and Steward.
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|B:||19 Ian Collins||20 Wes Lofts||42 Robert Walls|
|HB:||26 Graeme Anderson||11 John Goold||3 Kevin Hall|
|C:||39 Cliff Stewart||17 Brent Crosswell||6 Garry Crane|
|HF:||41 Ron Auchettl||25 Alex Jesaulenko||34 Ian Robertson|
|F:||28 Peter Jones||16 Brian Kekovich||8 Dennis Munari|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (acting capt.)||1 Serge Silvagni||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||44 Ron Stone||7 Ted Hopkins|
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