Carlton defeated St Kilda by 3 points at Moorabbin.

Round 1, 1969

St Kilda1.285.7378.105811.1379
Venue: Moorabbin OvalDate: Saturday April 5, 1969
Result: Win by 3 pointsUmpire: SleethCrowd: 37,767
Goalkickers: P.Jones 3, J.Nicholls 2, S.Jackson 2, A.Gallagher 2, D.Munari, A.Jesaulenko 1.
Injuries: Chandler (bruised hip), Jones (strained ankle), Robertson (bruised shoulder)

Game Review

Boom WA recruit Syd Jackson was Best on Ground in the centre in his first game for Carlton, after having to wait a year for his clearance. Remarkably, Syd's opponent Barry Lawrence (also making his debut) was second-best on the ground, according to ‘The Sun’ newspaper.

Neil Chandler was replaced at half time by Peter Kerr, and Garry Crane (cramp) was replaced by Ted Hopkins during the last quarter.


B: 19 Ian Collins (dvc) 20 Wes Lofts (vc) 3 Kevin Hall
HB: 21 Barry Gill 42 Robert Walls 11 John Goold
C: 6 Garry Crane 5 Syd Jackson 34 Ian Robertson
HF: 47 Neil Chandler 30 Vin Waite 32 Bryan Quirk
F: 28 Peter Jones 25 Alex Jesaulenko 8 Dennis Munari
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (c) 1 Serge Silvagni 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 7 Ted Hopkins 9 Peter Kerr
Coach: Ron Barassi


Debut: Syd Jackson
Premiership Players: This game would mark the first of 880 matches in succession in which the Carlton team would include at least one Premiership player - a magic run that eventually ended in Round 11, 2006, some 37 years later.

1969 | Round 2
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