|Venue: Western Oval||Date: Saturday June 10, 1972|
|Result: Won by 6 points||Umpire: J.Sutcliffe||Crowd: 23,948|
|Goalkickers: P.Jones 2, G.Kennedy 2, D.Dickson 1, T.Keogh 1, R.Walls 1.|
|Best: G.Southby, V.Waite, B.Doull, I.Robertson, A.Jesaulenko, R.Walls, J.Nicholls.|
|Reports:||Injuries: B.Armstrong (sprained ankle) replaced by G.Crane second quarter. B.Crosswell (bruised shoulder) replaced by P.Pinnell third quarter. D.McKay (bruised shin), A.Lukas (cut mouth), J.Nicholls (cut eye)|
Game ReviewA sluggish Carlton team narrowly avoided defeat by Footscray in this dull affair at the Western Oval. The visitors kicked 1.3 to 3.1 in the last quarter, and fell in by 6 points.
One of the few consolations to come out of the game was that the Blues still clung to second ladder position behind the in-form Richmond, who smashed South Melbourne at the MCG, and took over outright ladder leadership. St Kilda, Essendon and Hawthorn made up the top five.
Carlton's effort against Footscray left a lot to be desired. In fact, it wasn't much better than last week's performance against Hawthorn as far as production from their better class of footballer was concerned. Nine of the Carlton players were unable to get to double figures in the kick department. Fellows like Brent Crosswell, Andy Lukas, David McKay, Paul Hurst, Peter Jones and John Nicholls not contributing much throws a great deal of pressure on the others. Alex Jesaulenko continued on his merry way. He is the type of player that attracts crowds. Footscray think that their side was unlucky, but unfortunately excuses don't win games. - Polly Farmer; The Australian.
We seem to to have lost the keenness and edge we had in our first nine games of the season. I felt we looked like winning all day, but we did not play well as a team because there was no backing-up or talking. - John Nicholls.
|B:||19 John O'Connell||20 Geoff Southby||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||11 Bruce Doull||7 Andy Lukas||33 Paul Hurst|
|C:||27 David Dickson||25 Alex Jesaulenko||32 Bryan Quirk|
|HF:||34 Ian Robertson (dvc)||42 Robert Walls (vc)||17 Brent Crosswell|
|F:||28 Peter Jones||16 Greg Kennedy||8 Trevor Keogh|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (cc)||43 David McKay||12 Barry Armstrong|
|Res:||15 Phil Pinnell||6 Garry Crane|
ChangesIn : I. Robertson, V. Waite, P. Pinnell, B. Armstrong, J. O'Connell
Out : B. Gill, K. Hall, S. Jackson, B. Walsh, P. Fyffe
Note : Andrew Lukimitis had changed his name to Lukas from 1971.
Brent Crosswell injures shoulder during the third quarter.
Image: Age June 12
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