|Venue: Moorabbin Oval||Date: Saturday May 2, 1970|
|Result: Win by 29 points||Umpire: R.Sleeth||Crowd: 22,800|
|Goalkickers: A.Jesaulenko 4, J.Nicholls 1, S.Jackson 1, B.Armstrong 1, N.Chandler 1, I.Nicoll 1, P.Jones 1, R.Walls 1, T.Keogh 1.|
|Best: R.Walls (BOG), V.Waite, B.Gill, I.Nicoll, A Jesaulenko, W.Lofts.|
|Injuries: B.Thornley (bruised foot) replaced by P.Hurst during second quarter. I.Nicoll (bruised stomach) replaced by T.Hopkins during final quarter, V.Waite (bruised thigh), B.Gill (bruised thigh).|
Game ReviewByran Quirk is going into hospital to have an operation on his cartilage, the Blues hope he will recover in time for the finals. Injured players besides Quirk are Gary Crane, Ian Robertson John Goold and Adrian Gallagher.
After 4 rounds the Blues and the Saints both stood at 3-1. The clash at Moorabbin promised to be a tough engagement for the Blues and so it proved.
Little separated the teams through 3 quarters. The Blues took control in the last term adding 5 goals to 1 to complete a highly-satisfactory victory.
View Final Quarter - CH9 Replayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkbXWEnj4qY
|B:||21 Barry Gill||20 Wes Lofts (vc)||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||15 Phil Pinnell||43 David McKay||3 Kevin Hall|
|C:||17 Brent Crosswell||12 Barry Armstrong||4 Bruce Doull|
|HF:||22 Neil Chandler||42 Robert Walls (dvc)||5 Syd Jackson|
|F:||28 Peter Jones||25 Alex Jesaulenko||45 Trevor Keogh|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (c)||13 Bert Thornley||23 Ian Nicoll|
|Res:||33 Paul Hurst||7 Ted Hopkins|
Carlton's Ian Nicoll receiving treatment from the trainers during the final quarter.
Image; Age May 04 (enlarged image)
FootnoteFootscray great, captain-coach and VFL games record holder, Ted Whitten played his 321st and last game. He was cheered off the ground with the Doggies having a thrilling 3 point victory over Hawthorn at the Western Oval.
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