Carlton d Fitzroy by 15 pts - Princes Park. Geoff Southby BOG

Round 10, 1971

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday June 5, 1971
Result: Won by 15 pointsUmpire: I.RobinsonCrowd: 24,000
Goalkickers: A.Jesaulenko 4, R.Walls 4, I.Robertson 2, J.Nicholls 1, B.Armstrong 1, P.Jones 1.
Best: G.Southby (BOG), I.Collins, R.Walls, B.Barrot, V.Waite, I.Robertson.
Reports: NilInjuries: B.Gill (bruised buttock), P.Jones (jarred ankle)

Game Review

After 2 horrendous losses Carlton's season was on the line. Fitzroy were a reasonable team but unless the Blues showed some vastly improved form any dreams of repeating the 1970 heroics would be just that - dreams.

The Blues shot out to a 4 goal lead and appeared likely to career away. The Lions refused to be brushed off however and fought desperately, getting within a goal early in the last term. The Blues steadied to run out 15 point winners but the jury was still out.

Bill Barrot showed promising signs in his 2nd match.

In this game, Carlton coach Ron Barassi and Fitzroy coach Graham Donaldson famously agreed to play with with a 50-yard square marked out and only 4 players permitted to be in it for the centre bounce. By 1974, the VFL had been encouraged by these two pioneers and employed this rule as permanent.

This game was in some ways a sequel to Round 14, 1966 where the same two teams were the first to experiment with a centre square.


B: 19 Ian Collins 20 Geoff Southby 30 Vin Waite
HB: 3 Kevin Hall 43 David McKay 21 Barry Gill
C: 8 Trevor Keogh 24 Bill Barrot 15 Phil Pinnell
HF: 34 Ian Robertson 42 Robert Walls (vc) 5 Syd Jackson
F: 28 Peter Jones 25 Alex Jesaulenko 12 Barry Armstrong
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (c) 1 Serge Silvagni 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 46 John Warden 47 Daryl Gutterson
Coach: Ron Barassi


Debut and Only Game : Daryl Gutterson

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