Round 8, 1970         Carlton lost to Collingwood by 23 pts - VFL Park. First Carlton game at Waverley

Round 8, 1970

Venue: VFL Park - WaverleyDate: May 23, 1970
Result: Lose by 23 pointsUmpire: I.ArtsoCrowd: 55,332
Goalkickers: S.Jackson 4, A.Jesaulenko 4, N.Chandler 2, I.Nicoll 1, R.Walls 1.
Best: S.Jackson, J.Goold, A.Gallagher, A.Jesaulenko, T.Hopkins, J.Nicholls.
Reports: Nil.
Injuries: I.Nicoll (bruised ankle), S.Jackson (cut cheek), J.Nicholls (sprained ankle), A.Jesaulenko (bruised shin).

Game Review

This was Carlton's first match at the new stadium at Waverley, which was in many ways the brainchild of former Carlton president Sir Kenneth Luke.

The Magpies were undefeated whilst the Blues stood at 5-2, coming off a caning from the Swans the previous Saturday. Carlton led comfortably throughout the first half led by Syd Jackson's 3 goals, but the Pies narrowed the gap to 20 points at three-quarter time and swamped the Blues with 8 goals in the last.

Peter McKenna was the Collingwood star with 8 majors.

Two successive losses after a promising start sent coach Barassi back to the drawing board.


B: 21 Barry Gill 20 Wes Lofts (vc) 30 Vin Waite
HB: 15 Phil Pinnell 43 David McKay 11 John Goold
C: 7 Ted Hopkins 8 Dennis Munari 17 Brent Crosswell
HF: 34 Ian Robertson 42 Robert Walls (dvc) 5 Syd Jackson
F: 22 Neil Chandler 25 Alex Jesaulenko 23 Ian Nicoll
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (c) 3 Kevin Hall 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 12 Barry Armstrong 49 Andy Lukimitis
Coach: Ron Barassi

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