|Venue: Waverley Park|
|Date: September 18, 1976||Result: Loss by 1 point|
|Umpires: Ian Robinson, Kevin Smith||Crowd: 69,234|
|Goalkickers: T.Keogh 2, R.Ashman 2, R.Byrne 1, R.Walls 1, T.Pickett 1, A.Jesaulenko 1, B.Armstrong 1.|
|Best: T.Keogh, M.Maclure, R.Byrne, B.Armstrong, L.McConnon, R.Ashman, G.Southby.|
|Reports:||Injuries: K.Heath (knee) replaced by R.Austin at half time. A. Jesaulenko (knee) A.Mangles replaced by S.Jackson at three quarter time.|
Game ReviewCarlton were defeated by one point; we just couldn't score in the last quarter and North's Darryl Sutton was their star player with 5 goals. But the shadow of North's Malcolm Blight hung over this game....
This was the final game for Carlton star and dual Premiership Player, Syd Jackson, who would be cleared to Glenelg for the following season.
The Age September 20
|B:||19 John O'Connell||20 Geoff Southby||18 Kevin Heath|
|HB:||15 Phil Pinnell||36 Mark Maclure||11 Bruce Doull|
|C:||26 Ray Byrne||10 Alan Mangels||32 Leigh McConnon|
|HF:||43 David McKay||42 Robert Walls (vc)||30 Tony Pickett|
|F:||3 Mike Fitzpatrick||25 Alex Jesaulenko (c)||8 Trevor Keogh|
|Ruck:||28 Peter Jones (dvc)||12 Barry Armstrong||14 Rod Ashman|
|Res:||21 Rod Austin||5 Syd Jackson|
MilestonesLast games: John O'Connell and Syd Jackson
Score Records: This was Carlton's fifth consecutive finals loss since 1973, but was the end of a record equalling run of 5 consecutive finals losses
LinksBlight, Bloody Blight!
Semi Final | 1977