|Venue: Lakeside Oval||Date: Saturday May 16, 1970|
|Result: Lose by 77 points||Umpire: D.Jolley||Crowd: 28,395|
|Goalkickers: A.Jesaulenko 3, K.Hall 2, A.Gallagher 2, S.Jackson 1, B.Crosswell 1, P.Jones 1.|
|Best: K.Hall, J.Goold, V.Waite, A.Gallagher, B.Gill.|
|Injuries: A.Gallagher (bruised arm), R.Walls (bruised thigh), V.Waite (broken nose).|
Game ReviewThe long down-trodden Swans had not played any finals since the much talked-about "Bloodbath" Grand Final of 1945 but were showing signs that 1970 might just be the year.
Carlton headed Lakeside with a 5-1 record and a recent history of big-game performances (Premiers in 1968 and runners-up in 1969). They also had the hottest player in the comp in Alex Jesaulenko. Surely they would put the Southerners in their place.
Kicking with a strong breeze in the first term the Blues soon led 5-3 to nothing. Thereafter, humiliation. The Blues were outscored 150-40, including 93-5 during the 2nd and 4th quarters when South had the wind. Clearly these Swans were a team to be reckoned with.
|B:||21 Barry Gill||20 Wes Lofts (vc)||30 Vin Waite|
|HB:||15 Phil Pinnell||43 David McKay||11 John Goold|
|C:||12 Barry Armstrong||34 Ian Robertson||17 Brent Crosswell|
|HF:||3 Kevin Hall||42 Robert Walls (dvc)||5 Syd Jackson|
|F:||25 Alex Jesaulenko||28 Peter Jones||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (c)||22 Neil Chandler||23 Ian Nicoll|
|Res:||7 Ted Hopkins||49 Andy Lukimitis|
MilestonesDebut : Andy Lukimitis
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