|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday 6 April 1974|
|Result: Won by 49 points||Umpire: John Sutcliffe||Crowd: 16,562|
|Goalkickers: D.McKay 4, P.Jones 3, B.Walsh 3, A.Jesaulenko 1, S.Jackson 1, C.Davis 1, B.Armstrong 1.|
|Best: D.McKay, B.Armstrong, T.Keogh, R.Ashman.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
The further the match progressed the clearer the chasm is class became evident.
The Blues were best served by Swan McKay (10 marks, 4 goals), Barry Armstrong (26 kicks), Trevor Keogh, Rod Ashman, Brian Walsh and Percy Jones.
|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||25 Alex Jesaulenko (acting vc)||5 Syd Jackson|
|F:||2 John Nicholls (cc)||23 Craig Davis||14 Rod Ashman|
|Ruck:||28 Peter Jones||8 Trevor Keogh||18 Brian Walsh|
|Res:||31 Peter Hall||7 Graeme Whitnall|
1974 | Round 2