Round 2, 1974         Carlton lost to Geelong by 9 pts - Kardinia Park. Syd Jackson kicks five goals

Round 2, 1974

Carlton 6.5 41 7.6 48 8.12 60 12.16 88
Geelong 1.1 7 9.3 57 12.7 79 15.7 97
Venue: Kardinia Park Date: Saturday 13 April 1974
Result: Loss by 9 points Umpire: Mike Henry Crowd: 21,043 Receipts: $18,422
Goalkickers: S.Jackson 5, R.Walls 3, B.Armstrong 1, R.Ashman 1, B.Walsh 1, A.Jesaulenko 1.
Best: B.Armstrong, S.Jackson
Reports: Nil Injuries: J.Nicholls (ankle), A.Jesaulenko (back)

Game Review

The Cats, second-bottom in 1973 and a bad first-round loser to the Bulldogs, surprised the Blues with a narrow home win.

Carlton enjoyed the use of the breeze in the first quarter to post a 5 goal advanatage. Geelond replied with an emphatic 8 goals to 1 when they had their first chance to use the wind. The Blues failed to make the most of their opportunities in the third adding only 1-6 whilst the Cats managed 3-4.

Despite playing possibly their best football of the afternoon, attempting to overhaul a 19 point deficit kicking against the strong wind in the final term proved too much for the Blues. The Cats 3 straight was enough to see off our boys who registered 4-4.

Interestingly, contemporary reports comment on Geelong's "amazing 98 handballs" as the "story of the game". The Blues had 38 handballs.

A final aside....the game clinching goal was scored by none other than Bryan Cousins (father of the now infamous Ben!!)


B: 19 John O'Connell 20 Geoff Southby 30 Vin Waite
HB: 15 Phil Pinnell 11 Bruce Doull 26 Ray Byrne
C: 6 Garry Crane 12 Barry Armstrong 32 Bryan Quirk
HF: 43 David McKay 42 Robert Walls (vc) 5 Syd Jackson
F: 2 John Nicholls (cc) 25 Alex Jesaulenko (dvc) 14 Rod Ashman
Ruck: 28 Peter Jones 8 Trevor Keogh 18 Brian Walsh
Res: 23 Craig Davis 33 Paul Hurst
Coach: John Nicholls


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