|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday 27 July 1968|
|Result:Lost by 13 points||Umpire: Deller||Crowd: 18,470|
|Goalkickers: Jesaulenko 3, Crosswell 2, Silvagni, Munari, Barassi, Quirk 1.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Lofts (calf), Walls (thigh)|
|Ladder: 2nd with 11 wins, 4 losses (12 teams) and a percentage of 131.3|
Game ReviewOnce again it was a very blustery day and this, together with last minute withdrawals of Lofts and Walls from the Carlton side, upset the Blues. Hawthorn matched Carlton in every department in a very scrambly opening and although Carlton led by 3 points at ¼ time, Hawthorn looked the better side.
In the second quarter, Hawthorn were first to the ball and made better use of it than Carlton. They were clear winners across the centre and while out-bumping Carlton beat us at our own game.
Carlton added 5 goals in the third term but hawthorn did not lose control. In a thrilling finish, Hawthorn held on to earn a well deserved win. They play hard, tough football but are the fairest team I have seen this year.
Best for Carlton were Silvagni, Collins, McLean (in the back pocket), Jesaulenko and Crosswell, whilst for Hawthorn Meagher was best on Ground, Hudson kicked 7 goals, and Crimmins, Arthur, Keddie and Bussel were also good.
McLean and Smith were both reported in the Reserves.
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|B:||19 Ian Collins||26 Graeme Anderson||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||3 Kevin Hall||11 John Goold||36 Peter McLean|
|C:||39 Cliff Stewart||17 Brent Crosswell||6 Garry Crane|
|HF:||31 Ron Barassi (cc)||34 Ian Robertson||32 Bryan Quirk|
|F:||28 Peter Jones||25 Alex Jesaulenko||8 Dennis Munari|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (vc)||1 Serge Silvagni||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||38 Bob Edmond||47 Neil Chandler|
MilestonesLast game: Bob Edmond
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