|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday 27 July 1968|
|Result:Lost by 13 points||Umpire: Deller||Crowd: 18,470|
|Goalkickers: Jesaulenko 3, Crosswell 2, Silvagni, Munari, Barassi, Quirk 1.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Lofts (calf), Walls (thigh)|
|Ladder: 2nd with 11 wins, 4 losses (12 teams) and a percentage of 131.3|
In the second quarter, Hawthorn were first to the ball and made better use of it than Carlton. They were clear winners across the centre and while out-bumping Carlton beat us at our own game.
Carlton added 5 goals in the third term but hawthorn did not lose control. In a thrilling finish, Hawthorn held on to earn a well deserved win. They play hard, tough football but are the fairest team I have seen this year.
Best for Carlton were Silvagni, Collins, McLean (in the back pocket), Jesaulenko and Crosswell, whilst for Hawthorn Meagher was best on Ground, Hudson kicked 7 goals, and Crimmins, Arthur, Keddie and Bussel were also good.
McLean and Smith were both reported in the Reserves.
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|B:||19 Ian Collins||26 Graeme Anderson||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||3 Kevin Hall||11 John Goold||36 Peter McLean|
|C:||39 Cliff Stewart||17 Brent Crosswell||6 Garry Crane|
|HF:||31 Ron Barassi (cc)||34 Ian Robertson||32 Bryan Quirk|
|F:||28 Peter Jones||25 Alex Jesaulenko||8 Dennis Munari|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (vc)||1 Serge Silvagni||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||38 Bob Edmond||47 Neil Chandler|
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