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Round 1, 1971         Carlton lost to Nth Melbourne by 26 pts - Arden St. Geoff Southby's debut

Round 1, 1971

Carlton3.3217.85010.127214.1498
Nth Melbourne4.5298.85614.129618.16124
Venue: Arden StDate: Saturday April 3, 1971
Result: Lost by 26 pointsUmpire: DellerCrowd: 20,399
Goalkickers: J.Nicholls 3, A.Jesaulenko 3, R.McLean 3, B.Walsh 2, B.Quirk 1, T.Keogh 1, I.Robertson 1.
Best: J.Nicholls, I.Robertson, R.McLean, T.Keogh, B.Quirk, B.Walsh.
Reports: NilInjuries: G.Crane (suspected broken bone in wrist)













Game Review

Carlton made eight changes to the miracle-working outfit of Grand Final day 1970 for this encounter with the Shinboners at Arden St. John Goold and Bert Thornley had retired, whilst Brent Crosswell had contracted glandular fever which was to keep him out until round 21. Others missing were Kevin Hall, Robert Walls, Percy Jones, Gags Gallagher and Neil Chandler. The Blues were surprised as the Kangaroos - coming off the wooden spoon - recorded their finest victory for several years, with "Slamming Sam" Kekovich their star with four goals.

Once again Ted Hopkins started the game on the bench, in what turned out to be his last appearance for the Blues before he accepted a job as a Ranger at Falls Creek.

Team


B: 21 Barry Gill 20 Geoff Southby 30 Vin Waite
HB: 15 Phil Pinnell 43 David McKay 35 Barry Mulcair
C: 32 Bryan Quirk 34 Ian Robertson 6 Garry Crane
HF: 22 Neil Chandler 14 Ricky McLean 5 Syd Jackson
F: 16 Gary Lawson-Smith 25 Alex Jesaulenko 18 Brian Walsh
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (c) 4 Bruce Doull 8 Trevor Keogh
Res: 49 Andy Lukimitis 7 Ted Hopkins
Coach: Ron Barassi


Note: Andrew Lukimitis changed his name to Lukas and Gary Smith changed his name to Lawson-Smith in 1971.

Milestones

Debut : Geoff Southby
Last Game : Ted Hopkins


1971 | Round 2

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