Carlton lost again - this time by 13 points to Hawthorn at Princes Park.

Round 15, 1968

Carlton 1.5 11 1.7 13 6.12 48 9.14 68
Hawthorn 1.2 8 4.6 30 7.9 51 11.15 81
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

Game Review

Once again it was a very blustery day and this, together with last minute withdrawals of Lofts and Walls from the Carlton side, upset the Blues. Hawthorn matched Carlton in every department in a very scrambly opening and although Carlton led by 3 points at ΒΌ time, Hawthorn looked the better side.

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.

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


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
Coach: Ron Barassi


Last game: Bob Edmond

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