Richmond thumped the Blues by 46 points at the MCG.

Round 2, 1968

Carlton 1.3 9 7.8 50 8.11 59 10.12 72
Richmond 5.6 36 8.7 55 11.13 79 17.16 118
Venue: MCG Date: Saturday 20 April, 1968
Result: Lost by 46 points Umpires: Crowd: 51,889
Goalkickers: Peter Smith 3, Robertson 2, Silvagni, Munari, Crosswell, Quirk, Stone 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Kerr (unclear)
Position: 6th (12 teams) with 1 win and 1 loss, and a percentage of 100.0

Game Review

Richmond today brushed aside any ideas of complacency that the football public may have had. They outclassed Carlton in nearly every position. The main features of their great win were a. a greater understanding among their teammates in that they backed up splendidly and always had a man in position to receive a pass; 2) they can kick the ball further than any team and 3) they always play straight down the centre.

Carlton were very determined but just not good enough. They rallied in the second term and kicked 6 goals but Richmond still held a 5 point lead at half time. Carlton had held on grimly but Richmond always managed to produce that answering goal.

The third quarter was very hard fought and each player battled hard for his side. Richmond started to widen their lead and Carlton were outclassed.

The Richmond forwards had been on top all day. Guinane had one of his good days at Centre Half Forward. Northey played very clever football and proved too slippery for Kevin Hall. Wes Lofts was one of Carlton’s great defenders. He held Barry Richardson well and later Guinane. Silvagni played well when resting in the back pocket. Summing up Carlton found their main weaknesses were lack of accurate forwards and their ball-handling was not clean and quick enough.

Carlton’s best were Lofts, Silvagni, Robertson, Gallagher, Nicholls, Quirk, Goold and Jones. Best for Richmond were Barrot, Northey, Jewell, Bourke, Guinane, Perry, Bartlett and Brown.

Blueseum footnote: This write-up, and an associated Image Gallery, were donated to the Blueseum through a Supporter Journal


B: 19 Ian Collins 20 Wes Lofts 1 Serge Silvagni
HB: 11 John Goold 38 Bob Edmond 3 Kevin Hall
C: 32 Bryan Quirk 17 Brent Crosswell 6 Garry Crane
HF: 9 Peter Kerr 44 Ron Stone 34 Ian Robertson
F: 28 Peter Jones 37 Peter Smith 10 Adrian Gallagher
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (vc) 31 Ron Barassi (cc) 8 Dennis Munari
Res: 42 Robert Walls 23 Ian Nicoll
Coach: Ron Barassi


Debut (Carlton): Peter Smith

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