Carlton vanquished Richmond by 2 points at the Punt Road Oval, in John Nicholls' 100th game.

Round 5, 1963

Venue: Punt RdDate: Saturday May 18, 1963
Result: Win by 2 pointsUmpire: Don BlewCrowd: 25,400
Goalkickers: G.Collis 2, P.Falconer 2, M.Sankey 2, B.Williams 2, T.Carroll 1, J.James 1, J.Nicholls 1.
Reports: Injuries: V.Varlamos (concussion) replaced by B.McMaster-Smith at three quarter time. P.Falconer (ankle) replaced by K.Greenwood in last quarter.

Game Review

This was yet another close shave for the Blues, who couldn't shake off a persistant Richmond on their home turf, and only just got home in captain John Nicholls' 100th game.

Unbeaten top side, Carlton had to fight furiously to hold off a strong challenge from 10th side Richmond. The Tigers trailed by seven points at the last change and failed by only two points in downing the League leaders. - Football Record.

A thorn-in-the side for future Carlton teams, Bill Barrot was named best on the ground in The Age.


B: 8 John Benetti 18 Peter Barry 4 Brian Buckley
HB: 32 Vasil Varlamos 20 Wes Lofts 14 Bob Crowe
C: 25 John Comben 9 Berkley Cox 30 Murray Kick
HF: 10 John James 17 Gordon Collis 12 John Gill
F: 16 Maurie Sankey 22 Tom Carroll 36 Peter Falconer
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (c) 1 Serge Silvagni (vc) 7 Bruce Williams
Res: 5 Ken Greenwood 40 Bruce McMaster-Smith
Coach: Ken Hands

In: B. Crowe, K. Greenwood, P. Falconer
Out: I. Collins, J. Reilly, G. Hardie

Bruce Williams (?) and Tom Carroll (?) - Sankey marking
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The last Carlton game at Punt Road.


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