The 70's began with the domination of St Mary's who were guaranteed, it was said, would kick a goal whenever the opposition scored a behind. Kevin Bullen would direct the kick off to a leading Greg Howard who passed on to Joe Roe in the centre, who in turn delivered a perfect drop kick to full forward Don McKenzie. This combination, together with Fr Mac's coaching ability, brought wins in 1971 and 1972.
By the following year, football had moved to the sight of the old B4 lugger in Chinatown and was played form east to west for the next two seasons. Fr Mac was now coaching Towns but Peter 'Nugget' Matsumoto, who had succeeded him, introduced St Mary's to 'training' on a regular basis which brought victory over Meatworks by 7 goals in the Final. Don McKenzie in his retirement game and Kevin Bullen both gave dazzling displays on that day.
St Mary's 7.12 Defeated Kimberley Meats 3.10
St Mary's: Peter and Phillip Matsumoto (both were dragged straight from their fishing boat to the footy still with their legs covered in mud.
Kimberley Meats: D. Entwhistle, B. Isaacs, K. McGann