|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday 6 April 1974|
|Result: Won by 49 points||Umpire: John Sutcliffe||Crowd: 16,562|
|Goalkickers: D.McKay 4, P.Jones 3, B.Walsh 3, A.Jesaulenko 1, S.Jackson 1, C.Davis 1, B.Armstrong 1.|
|Best: D.McKay, B.Armstrong, T.Keogh, R.Ashman.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewA first-up encounter at PP against the Demons who hadn't threatened for several years appeared a leisurely assignment. And after some minor concerns in the first quarter, so it proved.
The further the match progressed the clearer the chasm is class became evident.
The Blues were best served by Swan McKay (10 marks, 4 goals), Barry Armstrong (26 kicks), Trevor Keogh, Rod Ashman, Brian Walsh and Percy Jones.
|B:||19 John O'Connell||20 Geoff Southby||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||15 Phil Pinnell||11 Bruce Doull||26 Ray Byrne|
|C:||6 Garry Crane||12 Barry Armstrong||32 Bryan Quirk|
|HF:||43 David McKay||25 Alex Jesaulenko (acting vc)||5 Syd Jackson|
|F:||2 John Nicholls (cc)||23 Craig Davis||14 Rod Ashman|
|Ruck:||28 Peter Jones||8 Trevor Keogh||18 Brian Walsh|
|Res:||31 Peter Hall||7 Graeme Whitnall|
MilestonesDebut: Graeme Whitnall
1974 | Round 2