Carlton d Nth Melbourne by 91 pts - Princes Park. An old-fashioned hiding.

Round 12, 1971

Nth Melbourne2.1132.1133.4223.523
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday June 19, 1971
Result: Won by 91 pointsUmpire: M.MarksCrowd: 13,300
Goalkickers: R.McLean 7, J.Nicholls 4, P.Hall 2, S.Silvagni 1, G.Crane 1, R.Walls 1.
Best: J.Nicholls (BOG), G.Southby, R.McLean, B.Gill, S.Silvagni, J.O'Connell.
Reports: Nil
Injuries: I.Robertson (bruised shoulder), A.Jesaulenko (groin - replaced in selected side)

Game Review

Carlton's premiership defence had started shakily some 3 months earlier with a shock loss to 1970 wooden-spooners North, but revenge was taken at the first opportunity as the Blues delivered an old-fashioned hiding to the Kangaroos in the return match at Princes Park.

After the Shinboners showed some resistance in the first quarter they were over-run to the tune of 13-13 to 1-4 over the final three stanzas.

Big John controlled the skies and Ricky McLean produced possibly his best game for Carlton at full-forward (strangely enough in his second-last match for the club). But Geoff Southby, still in his first season, was the real star of the show. Geoff had the crowd swooning with his glorious display at full-back. The Blues had surely uncovered a defender for the ages.


B: 50 John O'Connell 20 Geoff Southby 30 Vin Waite
HB: 21 Barry Gill 15 Phil Pinnell 3 Kevin Hall
C: 6 Garry Crane 34 Ian Robertson 46 John Warden
HF: 31 Peter Hall 42 Robert Walls (vc) 32 Bryan Quirk
F: 43 David McKay 14 Ricky McLean 18 Brian Walsh
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (c) 1 Serge Silvagni 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 19 Ian Collins 44 Peter Fyffe
Coach: Ron Barassi


Debut : Peter Hall
Score Records : This is the Kangaroos' lowest ever score against Carlton

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