Carlton lost to Richmond by 5 points at Princes Park, and Brent Crosswell was reported on two charges.

Round 4, 1972

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday April 22, 1972
Result: Lost by 5 pointsUmpire: Ian CoatesCrowd: 28,536
Goalkickers: A.Gallagher 3, S.Jackson 3, G.Kennedy 3, R.Walls 3, B.Armstrong 1, P.Jones 1, J.Nicholls 1.
Best: G.Southby, G.Kennedy, A.Jesaulenko, P.Hurst, S.Jackson, R.Walls.
Reports: Brent Crosswell (striking, and abusive language toward umpire I. Coates) - 4 matches.
Injuries: B. Armstrong (sprained ankle) replaced by D.Dickson in last quarter. J.O'Connell (jarred heel) replaced by A.Lukas in last quarter

Game Review

Carlton lost this fierce encounter by five points, and was sent tumbling out of the top five. "Tiger" Crosswell was reported on two charges, and subsequently suspended for four matches. But the club appealed against the decision, and he was able to play in round five pending another hearing. Alas, Crosswell's appeal was dismissed, and he was out of the team from round 6 - dealing a blow to the Blues early in a season that was already shaping as an epic contest between Richmond, Carlton, Essendon and St Kilda.

I was proud of the boys - the way they fought it out in the last quarter. When we hit the front in the last term, and held the lead for 10 minutes I thought we had it won, but we didn't make the most of our chances in those final minutes and Richmond did. That was the difference. - John Nicholls.

Image: courtesy Kevin McNair


B: 19 John O'Connell 20 Geoff Southby 30 Vin Waite
HB: 15 Phil Pinnell 11 Bruce Doull 33 Paul Hurst
C: 8 Trevor Keogh 25 Alex Jesaulenko 32 Bryan Quirk
HF: 17 Brent Crosswell 42 Robert Walls (vc) 5 Syd Jackson
F: 28 Peter Jones 16 Greg Kennedy 12 Barry Armstrong
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (cc) 43 David McKay 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 7 Andy Lukas 27 David Dickson
Coach: John Nicholls


In : G. Kennedy
Out : P.Fyffe

Note: Andrew Lukimitis had changed his name to Lukas from 1971.

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