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Round 14, 1968         Carlton lost to Essendon by one kick at Windy Hill. Neil Chandler played his first game for the Blues.

Round 14, 1968

Carlton 3.1 19 3.6 24 3.12 30 6.13 49
Essendon 0.3 3 1.5 11 4.9 33 7.13 55
Venue: Windy Hill Date: Saturday 20 July 1968
Result: Lost by 6 points Umpire: Jolley Crowd: 32,000
Goalkickers: B.Crosswell 2, B.Quirk 2, P.Jones 1, S.Silvagni 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Stewart (ankle)
Ladder: 2nd (displaced by Essendon) with 11 wins, 3 losses (12 teams) and a percentage of 135.8













Game Review


In a poor standard game with scrambly negative play and woeful kicking for goal by both sides, Carlton led by 13 points at half-time. McKenzie got on top in the last half but it was anybody’s game.

After nine weeks out Ron Barassi was back in action with Carlton, but the Blues went down by a goal to Essendon and the Dons moved into top place on the ladder. - Football Life.

Best players for Carlton were Stewart, Crosswell, Silvagni, Quirk and Barassi, whilst for Essendon, it was McKenzie who had a great second half in the ruck, Davis, Gerlach, Fordham, Pryor and Blew.

Blueseum footnote: This write-up, and an associated Image Gallery, were donated to the Blueseum through a Supporter Journal

Team


B: 19 Ian Collins 20 Wes Lofts 44 Ron Stone
HB: 21 Barry Gill 42 Robert Walls 26 Graeme Anderson
C: 39 Cliff Stewart 17 Brent Crosswell 7 Ted Hopkins
HF: 31 Ron Barassi (cc) 34 Ian Robertson 32 Bryan Quirk
F: 28 Peter Jones 37 Peter Smith 8 Dennis Munari
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (vc) 1 Serge Silvagni 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 36 Peter McLean 47 Neil Chandler
Coach: Ron Barassi


Milestones

Debut: Neil Chandler


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