Carlton lost to Richmond by 13pts after leading by 47 at half time - MCG

Round 3, 1970

Venue: MCGDate: Saturday April 18, 1970
Result: Lost by 13 pointsUmpire: I.ArtsoCrowd: 46,373
Goalkickers: A.Jesaulenko 6, J.Nicholls 3, S.Jackson 3, P.Jones 2, R.Walls 1.
Best: A.Jesaulenko (BOG), B.Gill, I.Robertson, V.Waite, S.Jackson, P.Pinnell.
Reports: Nil.
Injuries: S.Jackson (bruised shoulder), P.Jones (sprained ankle).

Game Review

Carlton led by 47 points midway through the second quarter and appeared headed for a morale-boosting win, before the wheels fell off. Of course if you were a regular at Carlton-Richmond encounters of the time you were half expecting it.

Alex Jesaulenko - maintaining his superlative form - played a lone hand after half time. Jezza's third straight BOG and 6 goals raised hopes that the Blues third Brownlow in a decade might be on the way, and that our search for our first 100-goal in a season full-forward might have finally ended.

Despite Carlton's success in this era, this team was one of Carlton's youngest ever, with an average age of 22 years, 231 days and were playing 6 teenagers for the third week in a row, who were Barry Armstrong, Brent Crosswell, Bruce Doull, Phil Pinnell, John O'Connell and Robert Walls. John O'Connell replaced Brian Walsh who returned to Sandhurst and would return to the Club in the next season.


B: 21 Barry Gill 20 Wes Lofts (vc) 30 Vin Waite
HB: 15 Phil Pinnell 43 David McKay 3 Kevin Hall
C: 7 Ted Hopkins 12 Barry Armstrong 4 Bruce Doull
HF: 22 Neil Chandler 42 Robert Walls (dvc) 34 Ian Robertson
F: 28 Peter Jones 25 Alex Jesaulenko 5 Syd Jackson
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (c) 17 Brent Crosswell 23 Ian Nicoll
Res: 33 Paul Hurst 50 John O'Connell
Coach: Ron Barassi


Debut: John O'Connell

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