|Venue: MCG||Date: Saturday April 18, 1970|
|Result: Lost by 13 points||Umpire: I.Artso||Crowd: 46,373|
|Goalkickers: A.Jesaulenko 6, J.Nicholls 3, S.Jackson 3, P.Jones 2, R.Walls 1.|
|Best: A.Jesaulenko (BOG), B.Gill, I.Robertson, V.Waite, S.Jackson, P.Pinnell.|
|Injuries: S.Jackson (bruised shoulder), P.Jones (sprained ankle).|
Game ReviewCarlton led by 47 points midway through the second quarter and appeared headed for a morale-boosting win, before the wheels fell off. Of course if you were a regular at Carlton-Richmond encounters of the time you were half expecting it.
Alex Jesaulenko - maintaining his superlative form - played a lone hand after half time. Jezza's third straight BOG and 6 goals raised hopes that the Blues third Brownlow in a decade might be on the way, and that our search for our first 100-goal in a season full-forward might have finally ended.
Despite Carlton's success in this era, this team was one of Carlton's youngest ever, with an average age of 22 years, 231 days and were playing 6 teenagers for the third week in a row, who were Barry Armstrong, Brent Crosswell, Bruce Doull, Phil Pinnell, John O'Connell and Robert Walls. John O'Connell replaced Brian Walsh who returned to Sandhurst and would return to the Club in the next season.
|B:||21 Barry Gill||20 Wes Lofts (vc)||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||15 Phil Pinnell||43 David McKay||3 Kevin Hall|
|C:||7 Ted Hopkins||12 Barry Armstrong||4 Bruce Doull|
|HF:||22 Neil Chandler||42 Robert Walls (dvc)||34 Ian Robertson|
|F:||28 Peter Jones||25 Alex Jesaulenko||5 Syd Jackson|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (c)||17 Brent Crosswell||23 Ian Nicoll|
|Res:||33 Paul Hurst||50 John O'Connell|
MilestonesDebut: John O'Connell
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