Carlton beat St Kilda by 27 points at Moorabbin Oval, in Adrian Gallagher's 150th game.

Round 8, 1972

St Kilda2.5173.5237.95110.1272
Venue: Moorabbin OvalDate: Saturday May 20, 1972
Result: Won by 27 pointsUmpire: B.Deller Crowd: 31,547 Receipts: $16,816
Goalkickers: G.Kennedy 5, T.Keogh 3, A.Jesaulenko 2, R.Walls 2, P.Jones 1, V.Waite 1.
Best: A.Jesaulenko, P.Hurst, B.Armstrong, B.Doull, B.Gill, J.Nicholls.
Reports: Vin Waite reported for deliberately charging J.Stephens in the last quarter - 2 week suspension.
J.Stephens (St Kilda) reported for allegedly striking Paul Hurst in the third quarter - cleared as P.Hurst was not wearing the guernsey number recorded by the umpire.

Game Review

The Blues celebrated Adrian Gallagher's 150th game in style, with this important win over rival flag contender St Kilda on their home turf at Moorabbin. Gallagher became one of the youngest Blues to ever achieve this mark, as Carlton recovered from a tardy start to hit the front just prior to half-time, then controlled the second half to run out winners by 27 points.
After four emphatic victories in a row, the Blues now sat on top of the VFL ladder; two points clear of Essendon, Hawthorn and Richmond, with St Kilda fifth.

The strength and skill of Carlton proved too much for St Kilda when the Blues travelled to the Moorabbin Oval to record their fifth win at the ground - the best record by any League team. It was the Blues 11th win in the past 12 matches against the Saints, who are not reproducing the form shown in earlier games. - Football Record.

Carlton continues on its merry way. The Blues have such a methodical, professional approach that they just continue to kick the sweep. St Kilda was the victim on Saturday. Statistically, Carlton doesn't handle the ball much more than other sides but the effortless way to goals makes up for this. Alex Jesaulenko is giving Carlton a great season in the centre and with Barry Armstrong also playing well, the Blues are giving consistent, systematic efforts. Bryan Quirk is one of the best wingmen in the League and he persistently demomstrates just how good a footballer he is. - The Australian.

We are now playing as a settled combination and our defence against St Kilda did a particularily fine job throughout the game. While their performance lasted 100 minutes, the forward line began to fire in the second half. This gave us the necessary ingredients for victory. - John Nicholls.


B: 33 Paul Hurst 20 Geoff Southby 30 Vin Waite
HB: 24 Peter Fyffe 11 Bruce Doull 7 Andy Lukas
C: 32 Bryan Quirk 25 Alex Jesaulenko 27 David Dickson
HF: 12 Barry Armstrong 42 Robert Walls (vc) 5 Syd Jackson
F: 28 Peter Jones 16 Greg Kennedy 8 Trevor Keogh
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (cc) 43 David McKay 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 45 Rod Austin 18 Brian Walsh
Coach: John Nicholls


In : P. Jones
Out : B. Gill

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


150 Games : Adrian Gallagher
300 Goals : Alex Jesaulenko
100 Goals : Robert Walls

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