The Blues are shattered by a rampaging Geelong - beaten by 70 points at Princes Park.

Round 18, 1966

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday August 27, 1966
Result: Lose by 70 pointsUmpire: PerkinsCrowd: 37,236 Receipts: $12,413
Goalkickers: J.Nicholls 1, K.Hall 1, J.Comben 1, P.Jones 1, B.Quirk 1.
Best: J.Nicholls, G.Crane, W.Lofts, P.McLean, A.Gallagher, K.Greenwood.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

Carlton's season of promising highs and mystifying lows ended in near-humiliation at the hands of Geelong at Princes Park, when a huge crowd turned up to see the Blues get destroyed by 70 points. Although Carlton's rucks broke even, and Wes Lofts kept the Cats' spearhead Doug Wade under wraps all match, Geelong's pace and slick teamwork overwhelmed the home side.

More than 37,000 people watched Geelong thrash Carlton by 70 points. Bill Goggin was in great form for the Cats, kicking four goals, while John Nicholls did well for the Blues. - Football Record.


B: 50 Peter Gilbert 20 Wes Lofts 44 Ron Stone
HB: 21 Barry Gill 11 John Goold 3 Kevin Hall
C: 6 Garry Crane 19 Ian Collins 33 Jim Pleydell
HF: 12 John Gill 5 Ken Greenwood 32 Bryan Quirk
F: 28 Peter Jones 1 Serge Silvagni 25 John Comben
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (acting capt.) 36 Peter McLean 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 22 John Morrison 17 Ron Auchettl
Coach: Ron Barassi

John Gill colliding with Geelong's Ken Newland.
Image: Courtesy The Age August 29

Team Changes

In: R. Auchettl
Out: P. Constance


100 Games: Ian Collins and Wes Lofts
Debut: Ron Auchettl
Last Game: Peter Gilbert
Last Game (Carlton): John Comben, Ken Greenwood

Round 17 | 1967
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