The Blues downed the Bombers by 9 points at Windy Hill.

Round 11, 1967

Venue: Windy HillDate: Saturday July 1, 1967
Result: Won by 9 pointsUmpire: J.CrouchCrowd: 23,906
Goalkickers: A.Gallagher 4, B.Kekovich 3, J.Gill 2, J.Morrison, I.Robertson, R.Stone 1.
Best: J.Morrison, A.Gallagher, D.Munari, J.Gill, B.Quirk, R.Barassi, K.Hall (in first half)
Reports: Injuries: B. Kekovich (strained ankle) replaced by R. McLean in third quarter. J. Morrison replaced by T. Board in the final quarter

Game Review

The Blues were comfortably leading by 37 points early in the second quarter. Carlton fans were shocked when umpire Jeff Crouch took the ball off stand-in full back and former Brownlow medallist Gordon Collis for wasting time. A goal resulted, and from that moment Essendon were revitalised and got back into the game.
The Age said "Collis stopped one of Essendon's few attacks in this early part of the game by marking about 5 yards out from goal. He went back to take his kick to the inner side of the ground, stopped, then walked back again and went to kick to the outer side of the ground. Again he hesitated and walked back to take his kick.
At this point Crouch moved in to make one of the bravest decisions of his umpiring career. He gave Evans the ball, and Evans took his kick just a few yards out from goal, straight in front."
Ron Barassi was upset because Crouch had failed to warn Collis to hurry up and that he would be penalised for wasting time.
The Blues led by 20 points at the last break but the Bombers had 90% of the play in the final term. Barassi was worried and stacked the back line at one stage with centre half forward John Gill the only player on Carlton's forward line. Essendon were inaccurate and kicked 3.9 to the Blues' 2.4 and Carlton held on to win by 9 points in a substandard game, which was marred by "several fiery incidents."


B: 9 Peter Kerr 17 Gordon Collis 44 Ron Stone
HB: 18 John Lloyd 11 John Goold 36 Peter McLean
C: 33 Jim Pleydell 37 Dennis Munari 32 Bryan Quirk
HF: 25 Alex Jesaulenko 12 John Gill 34 Ian Robertson
F: 1 Serge Silvagni 16 Brian Kekovich 22 John Morrison
Ruck: 3 Kevin Hall 31 Ron Barassi (cc) 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 14 Ricky McLean 24 Terry Board
Coach: Ron Barassi


In : Goold, Stone, Pleydell, Hall, Gallagher
Out : Nicholls, Lofts (State Team), Stewart (ill), R. McLean, Waite


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