|Venue: Windy Hill||Date: Saturday June 26, 1971|
|Result: Won by 14 points||Umpire: P.Matheson||Crowd: 18,853|
|Goalkickers: B.Walsh 3, D.McKay 2, B.Quirk 2, A.Gallagher 2, A.Jesaulenko 2, J.Nicholls 1, R.McLean 1, R.Walls 1.|
|Best: B.Barrot (BOG), J.Nicholls, G.Southby, J.O'Connell, D.McKay, A.Jesaulenko (until injured).|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: A.Jesaulenko (bruised shin)|
Game ReviewCarlton (as we all know) had won the flag in 1970 whilst the Bombers had languished in 11th place (out of 12). The Windy Hill men were on the way to another inglorious 11th finish in 1971. My God, it was enjoyable!
Essendon were no match for the Blues for most of the day and only made any significant ground after the Blues seemingly took their collective foot off the pedal upon reaching a match-winning 32 point lead midway through the last quarter.
Bill Barrot, picked up mid-season after a brief sojourn at St Kilda, was brilliant and was proving a particularly clever acquisition.
|B:||50 John O'Connell||20 Geoff Southby||3 Kevin Hall|
|HB:||21 Barry Gill||30 Vin Waite||15 Phil Pinnell|
|C:||6 Garry Crane||24 Bill Barrot||46 John Warden|
|HF:||32 Bryan Quirk||42 Robert Walls (vc)||14 Ricky McLean|
|F:||43 David McKay||25 Alex Jesaulenko||18 Brian Walsh|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (c)||1 Serge Silvagni||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||19 Ian Collins||31 Peter Hall|
MilestonesLast Game (Carlton) : Ricky McLean
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