Round 1 1974

Round 1, 1974
Carlton vs Melbourne
Saturday, 6 April
Venue: Princes Park
Attendance: 16,724

Match Statistics

Carlton win by 49 points

Goalkickers: Ross Brewer 2, Garry Baker 1, John Clennett 1, Frank Giampaolo 1, Greg Wells 1

First Game
Kevin Moore

MFC Debut
Garry Baker

A new season but the same frustrations for Demons fans. Only this time it was under a new coach, with Bob Skilton having taken over from Ian Ridley in the off-season. The two clubs had split a pair of pre-season practice matches one each, but when the real stuff started it was the Blues who triumphed.

Once again Melbourne showed promise for a first half but were swept away over four quarters for want of a ruckman and potent forward line. The Blues were slow to start and looked uninterested early on. Graham Osborne was doing a job on Alex Jesaulenko and Garry Baker was dominating the ruck in his first MFC game, but when the Blues started to tune up in the second half Melbourne simply couldn't go with them.

Stephen Kerley only managed one kick up front, Carl Ditterich was beaten by Bruce Doull and the Blues midfield took hold en route to a big win.

Carlton 19.20 d. Melbourne 8.6
Goals - Slade 2, Williamson 2, Fox 2, Reid 1, Peters 1
Best - Slade, Dunn, Fitzsimmons

Under 19's
Melbourne 13.7 defeated Carlton 8.16
Goals - McIlvenna 4, Ellingworth 3, Campbell 1, Chapman 1, Baker 1, Maxey 1, Munday 1, Ross 1
Best - Ahern, Manson, Hilton

"Second half Blues depress Demons"
Football Record R2 1974

Blueseum match report

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