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Carlton lost to North Melbourne by 49 pts at Princes Park, in Robert Walls' 150th game.

Round 14, 1974

Carlton 4.1 25 9.3 57 9.8 62 10.12 72
North Melbourne 5.1 31 10.2 62 14.7 91 18.13 121
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday 7 July 1974
Result: Loss by 49 points Umpire: Kevin Smith Crowd: 27,600 Receipts: $20,200
Goalkickers: R.Ashman 3, B.Walsh 2, I.Robertson 2, C.Davis 1, R.Walls 1, D.McKay 1.
Best: T.Keogh, B.Walsh, R.Ashman, G.Whitnall, V.Waite, B.Quirk.
Reports: Phil Pinnell (striking D.Wade in the third quarter) - 2 Matches Injuries: Nil














Game Review

The Blues were a severely weakened outfit as Jezza, Percy, Tiger, Arma and Southby (sorry no nickname) were missing. Carlton clung to the coat-tails of the high-flying Kangaroos until half-time, after which they were no match. A miserable return of 1-9 in the second half didn't help, but considring the Northerners put on 8-11 hardly constitutes an excuse. Our spot in the finals was back in the melting-pot. North hadn't played finals since 1958 but this victory almost guaranteed their participation in 1974.

A couple of highlights...
- A third-quarter 'all-in' sparked by North's full-forward Doug Wade, who crashed through Johnny O'Connell from behind and was mobbed by a bunch of irate Blues.
- Robert Walls, who would become the only Blue to hit 150 games before hitting the ripe old age of 24.
- Trevor Keogh won 'Play of the Day' on World of Sport for a mesmerising run around a multitude of North players. ('Play of the Day' was awarded to a beautiful piece of football that did not include a goal or a mark. What other sport on the world can offer 3 spectacular awards like Australian Rules?)

The Kangaroos continued their winning run by defeating Carlton for the second time this season and it was only the second time they have achieved this ever (the last time was in 1958). The win gave North three in a row against Carlton - the first time they've ever achieved this. - Football Record.

Team

B: 19 John O'Connell 30 Vin Waite 36 Mark Maclure
HB: 15 Phil Pinnell 11 Bruce Doull 21 Rod Austin
C: 7 Graeme Whitnall 6 Garry Crane 32 Bryan Quirk
HF: 33 Paul Hurst 42 Robert Walls (vc) 8 Trevor Keogh
F: 2 John Nicholls (cc) 23 Craig Davis 18 Brian Walsh
Ruck: 43 David McKay 37 Graeme Robertson 14 Rod Ashman
Res: 13 Eric Pascoe 27 David Dickson
Coach: John Nicholls


Milestones

150 Games: Robert Walls, the youngest Blue ever to play 150 Games
50 Games: Paul Hurst


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