|Venue: Glenferrie Oval||Date: Saturday August 15|
|Result: Win by 30 points||Umpire: D.Jolley||Crowd: 20,841 Receipts: $9,806|
|Goalkickers: A.Jesaulenko 4, I.Robertson 3, D.McKay 3, S.Silvagni 2, P.Jones 2, S.Jackson 2, A.Gallagher 1, B.Crosswell 1.|
|Best: I.Robertson (BOG), K.Hall, P.Jones, B.Quirk, B.Crosswell, B.Mulcair.|
|Reports: Nil.||Injuries: S.Silvagni (bruised back) replaced by N.Chandler at three quarter time. B.Thornley (bruised knee) replaced by T.Hopkins in last quarter. P.Jones (bruised thigh)|
But after Carlton made six changes to the team, including the return from injury of flamboyant ruckman ‘Percy’ Jones to partner John Nicholls in the ruck, the Blues jumped back into gear with a vengeance, kicking 13 goals straight before registering their first behind - to Alex Jesaulenko - at the 22 minute mark of the third quarter. By that stage, Carlton was well on top, and we cruised to an easy win by five goals.
The Blueboys were back in town, with the finals just around the corner.
"Even time-proven Carlton slew foots Adrian Gallagher and Sergio Silvagni made no mistakes with their goal kicking." (Age August 17 p20)
The Hawks had booted 4.3 in the first 15 minutes before the Blues had scored. Robert Walls at full back aided by defenders Vin Waite and Barry Gill kept the dangerous Hudson to a respectable goal tally.
Alex Jesaulenko's 4 goals took his season tally to 90. He sat third behind Magpie Peter McKenna on 112 goals and Hawthorn's Peter Hudson whose 4 goals this day took him to a personal and Hawthorn best of 126 goals.
Both recovering from injuries Wes Lofts and John Goold should be in line for selection next week.
|B:||21 Barry Gill||42 Robert Walls (acting vc)||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||3 Kevin Hall||15 Phil Pinnell||35 Barry Mulcair|
|C:||6 Garry Crane||17 Brent Crosswell||32 Bryan Quirk|
|HF:||5 Syd Jackson||43 David McKay||34 Ian Robertson|
|F:||28 Peter Jones||25 Alex Jesaulenko||13 Bert Thornley|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (c)||1 Serge Silvagni||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||22 Neil Chandler||7 Ted Hopkins|
Image: Age August 17
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