|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday June 5, 1971|
|Result: Won by 15 points||Umpire: I.Robinson||Crowd: 24,000|
|Goalkickers: A.Jesaulenko 4, R.Walls 4, I.Robertson 2, J.Nicholls 1, B.Armstrong 1, P.Jones 1.|
|Best: G.Southby (BOG), I.Collins, R.Walls, B.Barrot, V.Waite, I.Robertson.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: B.Gill (bruised buttock), P.Jones (jarred ankle)|
Game ReviewAfter 2 horrendous losses Carlton's season was on the line. Fitzroy were a reasonable team but unless the Blues showed some vastly improved form any dreams of repeating the 1970 heroics would be just that - dreams.
The Blues shot out to a 4 goal lead and appeared likely to career away. The Lions refused to be brushed off however and fought desperately, getting within a goal early in the last term. The Blues steadied to run out 15 point winners but the jury was still out.
Bill Barrot showed promising signs in his 2nd match.
In this game, Carlton coach Ron Barassi and Fitzroy coach Graham Donaldson famously agreed to play with with a 50-yard square marked out and only 4 players permitted to be in it for the centre bounce. By 1974, the VFL had been encouraged by these two pioneers and employed this rule as permanent.
|B:||19 Ian Collins||20 Geoff Southby||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||3 Kevin Hall||43 David McKay||21 Barry Gill|
|C:||8 Trevor Keogh||24 Bill Barrot||15 Phil Pinnell|
|HF:||34 Ian Robertson||42 Robert Walls (vc)||5 Syd Jackson|
|F:||28 Peter Jones||25 Alex Jesaulenko||12 Barry Armstrong|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (c)||1 Serge Silvagni||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||46 John Warden||47 Daryl Gutterson|
MilestonesDebut and Only Game : Daryl Gutterson
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