John Nicholls became Carlton's new captain, and the Blues defeated North Melbourne by 21 points at Arden Street.

Round 20, 1968

Carlton 4.4 30 7.6 48 13.8 84 15.10 100
North Melbourne 1.3 9 3.6 24 7.8 50 11.13 79
Venue: Arden St Date: Saturday 31 August 1968
Result: Won by 21 points Umpire: Matheson Crowd: 16,189 Receipts: $6,827
Goalkickers: B.Kekovich 5, J.Nicholls 3, B.Quirk 2, I.Robertson 2, D.Munari 1, A.Gallagher 1, B.Bennett 1.
Best: J.Nicholls, B.Kekovich, J.Goold, A.Gallagher, I.Robertson.
Reports: Nil Injuries: A.Jesaulenko (hip), B.Quirk (migraine).
Ladder: 2nd with 15 wins, 5 losses (12 teams) and a percentage of 130.4

Game Review

Carlton were in complete control all day and although they slowed up in the last quarter, ran out easy winners. They climbed to second place on the ladder and secured a double chance in the finals.

Nicholls was Best on Ground again with a great ruck display, whilst Kekovich kicked 5 goals. Robertson, Goold, Gill, Gallagher, Munari and Bennett were also good. For North, Dugdale, Dwyer, Kekovich, Allison and Steward were in the best players.

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B: 19 Ian Collins 20 Wes Lofts 41 Ron Auchettl
HB: 11 John Goold 42 Robert Walls 21 Barry Gill
C: 6 Garry Crane 47 Neil Chandler 34 Ian Robertson
HF: 25 Alex Jesaulenko 12 Bill Bennett 32 Bryan Quirk
F: 28 Peter Jones 16 Brian Kekovich 8 Dennis Munari
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (c) 1 Serge Silvagni 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 37 Peter Smith 36 Peter McLean
Coach: Ron Barassi


First game as Captain: John Nicholls
Interesting Fact: This was the first of two consecutive away wins against this opponent at exactly the same margin, a feat we've managed 6 times in our entire VFL to AFL history.

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