|Venue: Kardinia Park||Date: Saturday 13 April 1974|
|Result: Loss by 9 points||Umpire: Mike Henry||Crowd: 21,043 Receipts: $18,422|
|Goalkickers: S.Jackson 5, R.Walls 3, B.Armstrong 1, R.Ashman 1, B.Walsh 1, A.Jesaulenko 1.|
|Best: B.Armstrong, S.Jackson|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: J.Nicholls (ankle), A.Jesaulenko (back)|
Game ReviewThe Cats, second-bottom in 1973 and a bad first-round loser to the Bulldogs, surprised the Blues with a narrow home win.
Carlton enjoyed the use of the breeze in the first quarter to post a 5 goal advanatage. Geelond replied with an emphatic 8 goals to 1 when they had their first chance to use the wind. The Blues failed to make the most of their opportunities in the third adding only 1-6 whilst the Cats managed 3-4.
Despite playing possibly their best football of the afternoon, attempting to overhaul a 19 point deficit kicking against the strong wind in the final term proved too much for the Blues. The Cats 3 straight was enough to see off our boys who registered 4-4.
Interestingly, contemporary reports comment on Geelong's "amazing 98 handballs" as the "story of the game". The Blues had 38 handballs.
A final aside....the game clinching goal was scored by none other than Bryan Cousins (father of the now infamous Ben!!)
|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||42 Robert Walls (vc)||5 Syd Jackson|
|F:||2 John Nicholls (cc)||25 Alex Jesaulenko (dvc)||14 Rod Ashman|
|Ruck:||28 Peter Jones||8 Trevor Keogh||18 Brian Walsh|
|Res:||23 Craig Davis||33 Paul Hurst|
Milestones50 Games: John O'Connell
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