Carlton thumped North Melbourne by 27 points at Princes Park, when Ron Barassi returned as opposition coach,

Round 2, 1973

Nth Melbourne3.2207.74912.98114.1296
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday April 14, 1973
Result: Win by 27 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 29,185
Goalkickers: G.Kennedy 5, B.Walsh 3, N.Chandler 3, A.Jesaulenko 2, B.Armstrong 1, D.Dickson 1, P.Jones 1, D.McKay 1, R.Walls 1.
Best: B.Crosswell, N.Chandler, D.McKay, G.Kennedy, D.Dickson, J.O'Connell, G.Southby.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

Ron Barassi returned to Princes Park for this game as the new coach of North Melbourne, after parting from the Blues the previous year. Barassi's successor at Carlton, John Nicholls, was under suspension at this time, so Reserves coach Keith McKenzie took charge.


B: 19 John O'Connell 20 Geoff Southby 30 Vin Waite
HB: 33 Paul Hurst 11 Bruce Doull 3 Kevin Hall
C: 27 David Dickson 25 Alex Jesaulenko (acting vc) 32 Bryan Quirk
HF: 22 Neil Chandler 42 Robert Walls (acting capt.) 8 Trevor Keogh
F: 43 David McKay 16 Greg Kennedy 18 Brian Walsh
Ruck: 28 Peter Jones 17 Brent Crosswell 12 Barry Armstrong
Res: 31 Peter Hall 26 Ray Byrne
Coach: Keith McKenzie


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