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Round 16, 1967         Carlton proved too good for St Kilda by 11 points at Princes Park.

Round 16, 1967

Carlton5.4347.6489.76111.773
St Kilda1.174.3276.5419.862
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday August 12, 1967
Result: Won by 11 pointsUmpire: ShealesCrowd: 32,912
Goalkickers: I.Robertson 3, A.Jesaulenko 2, B.Kekovich 2, J.Nicholls, R.Barassi, D.Munari, K.Hall 1.
Best: R.Barassi (BOG), I.Robertson, J.Goold, G.Collis, B.Quirk, J.Nicholls, A.Jesaulenko
Reports: Injuries: D.Munari (shoulder) replaced by P.Kerr at three quarter time. P.McLean (cramp) replaced by P.Jones in the final quarter.









Game Review

The Blues won this game in the first quarter when at one stage they kicked 5 goals straight. They nonplussed St.Kilda with bewildering chains of hand ball and accurately kicked to forwards who were on their own. With a 27-point buffer they were able to see off all the Saints' challenges. The tight defence stonewalled the Saints attacking moves. Twice the visitors came within 5 points during the third and final terms. Gordon Collis had the best of Ian Stewart who failed to return to the field after half time. John Goold was in season best form and his marking was a highlight.

"It was vintage Barassi when he marked brilliantly above the pack in the first quarter at Carlton and then, almost nonchalantly, sent the ball through from the half-forward flank with a perfect torpedo punt. It was about 50 yards out, but the ball was still in full flight as it went through. The other eye-catching goal in the first quarter was from the smooth-moving half forward Ian Robertson, who loped clear of the pack and drilled it dead centre with a 40 yard stab kick." (The Age)

"Ron Barassi the astute helmsman, read the current of the game perfectly and made himself the spare man wherever the action was hottest. Frequently this was in defence, where he snapped up anything that evaded the regular backmen. But, he would be found in the forwards when the Blues got the run of the ball and broke clear." (The Age)

Team


B: 21 Barry Gill 42 Robert Walls 44 Ron Stone
HB: 26 Graeme Anderson 11 John Goold 18 John Lloyd
C: 32 Bryan Quirk 17 Gordon Collis 33 Jim Pleydell
HF: 3 Kevin Hall 25 Alex Jesaulenko 34 Ian Robertson
F: 36 Peter McLean 16 Brian Kekovich 37 Dennis Munari
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (vc) 31 Ron Barassi (cc) 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 28 Peter Jones 9 Peter Kerr
Coach: Ron Barassi

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L-R: John Lloyd, Gordon Collis, Robert Walls, Kevin Hall, Barry Gill. St.Kilda's Allan Davis and Ian Stewart with the ball.
Heart Of The Game (p123)


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50 Games: Bryan Quirk
Last Game: Jim Pleydell


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