|Venue: VFL Park - Waverley||Date: September 16, 1972|
|Result: Match Drawn||Umpire: Ian Coates||Crowd: 54,338|
|Goalkickers: P.Jones 2, A.Gallagher 2, G.Kennedy 1, A.Lukas 1, B.Armstrong 1, D.McKay 1.|
|Best: D.McKay, G.Southby, P.Pinnell, I.Robertson, B.Armstrong, A.Jesaulenko, A.Gallagher.|
Game ReviewThis was only the fifth tie in VFL finals history. In a dour, low-scoring first half, Richmond had only managed one goal to half time, and when their champion centreman Ian Stewart didn't appear for the third quarter, Carlton's confidence was given a real boost. But Stewart's replacement; Marty McMillan, proved a real surprise packet. His pace and creativity lifted Richmond, and they came roaring back into the match to lead by six points entering time-on in the last quarter. Barry Armstrong's goal for Carlton then leveled the scores, before Alex Jesaulenko's desperate long shot from seventy metres fell short, leaving the score locked on 8.13 (61) apiece.
Footnote:Alex Jesaulenko's long kick after the siren was a drop kick. One of the only times this writer can remember Alex using this type kick. Alex recalled many years later in an interview with Sam Pang that as he grew up playing Rugby in Canberra he only knew how to drop kick before he took up playing Australian Football.
|B:||19 John O'Connell||20 Geoff Southby||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||33 Paul Hurst||11 Bruce Doull||15 Phil Pinnell|
|C:||7 Andy Lukas||25 Alex Jesaulenko||27 David Dickson|
|HF:||34 Ian Robertson (dvc)||42 Robert Walls (vc)||8 Trevor Keogh|
|F:||28 Peter Jones||16 Greg Kennedy||12 Barry Armstrong|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (cc)||43 David McKay||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||3 Kevin Hall||32 Bryan Quirk|
In : B.Quirk, B. Armstrong, V. Waite
Out : B. Crosswell, S. Jackson, P. Hall
Note : Andrew Lukimitis had changed his name to Lukas from 1971.
Milestones50 Games : Bruce Doull
Round 22 | Semi Final Replay