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Round 11 1968

Round 11, 1968
Carlton vs Melbourne
Saturday 29 June
Venue: Princes Park
Attendance: 16,516

1st2nd3rdFinal
Carlton4.66.69.1211.19.85
Melbourne2.36.56.56.7.43
Match Statistics


Carlton win by 42 points

Goalkickers: Graham Osborne 3, Bryan Kenneally 1, Greg Parke 1, Barrie Vagg 1

Milestones:
Last Game
Ken Osborne

Needing a win against the top of the table Blues to stay within striking distance of the top four Melbourne failed miserably, and the season which had promised so much early now saw them three games out of finals contention.

The first clash between Ron Barassi and a non-Norm Smith coached Demons saw Smith pick against Melbourne in his Age newspaper for the first time all season, and despite his son Peter being in a Blues guernsey Smith was still seen at Princes Park willing his old side and its new coach John Beckwith on.

Lacking the talls to take on Carlton, Melbourne were outmuscled by John Nicholls in the ruck and were thrashed around the packs. The Demons were expected to use their superior pace and fitness to trouble the home side but were never allowed to exploit their advantages. Whenever they got the ball Carlton tackled them hard and despite switching Hassa Mann in and out of the centre, Beckwith could never get his champion into the game.

Best were Dixon, Davis and Groom.

The match was the first of the season played at the new starting time of 2.10pm.

Reserves
Melbourne 8.19 d. Carlton 8.12
Goals - Stone 3, Catlin 2, D. Clarke 1, K. Clarke 1, Rowlands 1
Best - Catlin, Dowsing, Stone

Under 19's
Melbourne 13.10 d. Carlton 11.7
Goals - Stanton 3, Mitchell 3, McLean 3, Walker 2, Hodges 1, Swift 1
Best - Cutting, Stevenson, Stone

Media
Football Record R12 1968
"Brains trust had no answers" - The Age 01/07/1968

Links
Blueseum match report

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