|Venue: Moorabbin Oval||Date: Saturday July 17, 1971|
|Result: Lost by 43 points||Umpire: R.Sleeth||Crowd: 25,518|
|Goalkickers: S.Jackson 2, A.Jesaulenko 2, R.Walls 2, D.McKay 2.|
|Best: I.Robertson, S.Jackson, S.Silvagni, R.Walls, A.Jesaulenko, B.Gill.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewAgain Carlton were defeated when "Big John" Nicholls was on State duties, and this was the first win by St. Kilda since Round 2, 1966 with Carlton winning the last ten meetings.
Nicholls had been in superb form and his absence allowed the feared "Big Carl" Ditterich to dominate the rucks.
After 4 straight wins had appeared to put the Blues into a strong position for an assault on the final 4, this loss threw a cat amongst the pigeons.
|B:||50 John O'Connell||3 Kevin Hall||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||21 Barry Gill||15 Phil Pinnell||4 Bruce Doull|
|C:||6 Garry Crane||24 Bill Barrot||32 Bryan Quirk|
|HF:||5 Syd Jackson||42 Robert Walls (acting capt.)||34 Ian Robertson|
|F:||9 Chris Mitchell||25 Alex Jesaulenko||18 Brian Walsh|
|Ruck:||43 David McKay||1 Serge Silvagni||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||19 Ian Collins||29 Paul O'Brien|
MilestonesDebut : Paul O'Brien
50 Games : Phil Pinnell
100 Games : Ian Robertson
Most Consecutive Games : Although mixed with State duties, this match marked the start of an extraordinary 160 games straight for Bruce Doull.
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