Carlton d Melbourne by 16 pts - VFL Park. John Nicholls BOG

Round 14, 1971

Venue: VFL Park - WaverleyDate: Saturday July 3, 1971
Result: Won by 16 pointsUmpire: R.SleethCrowd: 27,511
Goalkickers: B.Walsh 4, J.Nicholls 3, A.Gallagher 2, S.Silvagni 2, T.Keogh 1.
Best: J.Nicholls (BOG), B.Barrot, D.McKay, S.Silvagni, G.Southby, A.Gallagher.
Reports: NilInjuries: A.Jesaulenko (bruised shin - replaced in selected side).

Game Review

The late withdrawal of Jezza meant this match lay in the balance for much longer than might otherwise be the case. Carlton held sway through the mid-field with Big John and Swan dominating the rucks and new hero Bill Barrot (hated by all true Carlton supporters when he wore the despised yellow and black) continually pumping us into attack. But the forward line was ineffective, partly due to a very poor conversion rate.

The Blues led by just 5 points at orange-time despite an advantage of 23-13 in scoring shots. However improved goal-kicking in the last quarter allowed the good and the just to best the evil Demons by a comfortable 16 points.


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 24 Bill Barrot 46 John Warden
HF: 32 Bryan Quirk 42 Robert Walls (vc) 34 Ian Robertson
F: 43 David McKay 8 Trevor Keogh 18 Brian Walsh
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (c) 1 Serge Silvagni 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 12 Barry Armstrong 19 Ian Collins
Coach: Ron Barassi

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