Carlton d Richmond by 71 pts - Princes Park. A magnificent win, Walls kicks 10.

Round 7, 1976

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 15, 1976
Result: Win by 71 pointsUmpires: B.Deller & A.Bryant Crowd: 30,095 Receipts: $27,721
Goalkickers: R.Walls 10, D.McKay 2, R.Ohlsen 2, G.Southby 2, G.Whitnall 1, T.Keogh 1, R.Ashman 1, T.Pickett 1, D.Halloran 1.
Best: M.Maclure, R.Walls, B.Doull, P.Jones, J.O'Connell, T.Keogh.
Reports: Injuries: P.Pinnell replaced by G.Higgins & S.Jackson by A.Mangles both in last quarter.

Game Review

The Blues only kicked a single major in the first term of this match as Richmond, our nemesis throughout the earlier part of this decade, piled on six. A fighting second quarter comeback evened things up, before Carlton launched an onslaught not often seen on a battle field, yet alone a football field.

Ten goals in the third term to Richmond's one set up a magnificent win over the old enemy. Robert Walls was the star, with 10 goals straight in a dominant performance at centre half-forward.

Carlton recorded their seventh win in succession with a fine victory over Richmond by scoring 20.12 in the final three quarters and completely eclipsing the Tigers. Carlton have now had their best opening to a season since 1959 and the Tigers their worst since 1970. Highlight of the match no doubt was the ten goals to vice-captain Robert Walls, but the fact that Richmond had 6.7 on the board at quarter time to 1.2 shows how much they dominated after the first change. It was also the Blues highest ever score against Richmond in home and away matches and second only to their record breaking 1972 Grand Final total. - Football Record.

Carlton scored 20.12 in the final three quarters to defeat Richmond by 71 points at Princes Park. Robert Walls kicked 10 goals for the Blues while Royce Hart scored three for the Tigers. - Football Record.

Image: The Age May 17

Image courtesy K. McNair


B: 19 John O'Connell 21 Rod Austin 18 Kevin Heath
HB: 36 Mark Maclure 11 Bruce Doull 15 Phil Pinnell
C: 30 Tony Pickett 5 Syd Jackson 32 Leigh McConnon
HF: 31 Danny Halloran 42 Robert Walls (acting capt.) 7 Graeme Whitnall
F: 43 David McKay 20 Geoff Southby 8 Trevor Keogh
Ruck: 28 Peter Jones (acting vc) 24 Russell Ohlsen 14 Rod Ashman
Res: 10 Alan Mangels 29 Garry Higgins
Coach: Ian Thorogood

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