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1971 U19s        

1971 U19s


1971 U/19's Season
Coach: Bill Hoogen
Captain: Tim O'Malley
Vice Captain: Ken Laker
Best and Fairest: Tim O'Malley
Leading Goalkicker: Alex Gellately 32 goals (eq. 18th in the competition), and Tim O'Malley 31 goals (22nd in the competition)
Position: 8th
Premier: Melbourne


As well as being voted the Blues' Under-19 Best and Fairest in 1971, Tim O'Malley also became the fifth Blue to win the Morrish Medal as the outstanding player in the competition.



Round 3: 17th April 1971

Melbourne 23.33.161
Carlton 18.09.117

Result: Lost by 44 points

Goalkickers: Alex Gellately 5, R.Canny 3, Dixon 3, Cator 2, Tim O'Malley 2, John Boyd 1, P.English 1, J.Kot 1.

Best: Dixon, John Boyd, Graeme Robertson, Ray Koeleman, Tim O'Malley, R.Canny.



Round 16: 17th July 1971

Carlton 12.10.82
St Kilda 11.06.72

Result: Won by 10 points

Goalkickers: Ken Laker 2, John Pater 2, John Trueman 2, John Boyd 1, T.Everett 1, Terry Kernan 1, Tim O'Malley 1, Smith 1, Bill Tucknott 1.

Best: Graeme Bowtell, Tim O'Malley, Ray Koeleman, John Pater, Bill Tucknott, Ken Laker.



Round 22: 28th August 1971

Collingwood 19.08.122
Carlton 9.16.70

Result: Lost by 52 points

Goalkickers: R.Canny 2, L.Cartwright 2, P.Purtell 2, Terry Kernan 1, Ray Koeleman 1, Alan Mangels 1.

Best: Graeme Bowtell, Tim O'Malley, L.Cartwright, P.Purtell, John Pater, Smith.





1971 End of Home & Away Season Ladder


PosTeamWinsLossesDrawsPointsForAgainst%
1Melbourne1930 762267 1511 150.0
2Essendon1750 682439 1606151.9
3Collingwood1642 682329 1587 146.8
4Richmond1471 582301 1575 146.1
5Footscray1381 54 2022 1802 112.2
6Sth Melb.1192 481757 1894 92.8
7Nth Melb.9121 381859 2047 90.8
8Carlton9130 361767 2045 86.4
9Hawthorn8131 342077 2131 97.5
10Geelong6124 321741 1957 89.0
11St Kilda2200 81257 2238 56.2
12Fitzroy2200 81321 2744 48.1


Note: This was the last season of the Final Four Finals Series.


1971 U/19's Finals Series

1st Semi Final - Richmond 11.16.82 d Collingwood 11.10.76

2nd Semi Final - Melbourne 15.17.107 d Essendon 13.15.93

Preliminary Final - Essendon 19.9.123 d Richmond 8.22.70

Grand Final - Melbourne 18.15.123 d Essendon 16.14.110



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