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Round 1, 1977         Carlton d Geelong by 78 pts - Kardinia Park. A cracking start to 1977

Round 1, 1977

Carlton3.7254.133710.167617.21123
Geelong2.1133.2205.4346.945
Venue: Kardinia ParkDate: Saturday April 2, 1977
Result: Win by 78 pointsUmpires: H.Lyons & J.Morgan Crowd: 25,317 Receipts $26,808
Goalkickers: M.Maclure 4, R.Ashman 3, R.Walls 3, P.Jones 2, R.Galt 2, T.Southcombe 1, T.Keogh 1, G.Towns 1
Best: R.Ashman, P.Jones, M.Maclure, A.Jesaulenko, G.Towns, T.Keogh
Reports: K.Higgins (Geelong) reported by field umpire Lyons for allegedly striking R.Ashman (Carlton) with a clenched fist to the head in the third quarter - 2 weeks suspension.
Injuries: Nil











Game Review

The Blues, filling their fans with expectation given recent performances and an emerging young crop of players, were off to a cracking start to 1977 with a huge 78 point victory over Geelong at Kardinia Park.

After a diappointing first quarter, Carlton took control of the match at Kardinia Park and inflicted the biggest hiding ever in 153 games played against the Cats on any ground. They won by 78 points, bettering their 1933 record of 73 points. It was the second time in the last two matches and the third time in the last 23 matches against the Blues that the Cats have failed to better 46 points. Geelong had few good players on the day, whereas Carlton literally won in every position. - Football Record.

At Kardinia Park, Carlton massacred Geelong and rover Rod Ashman and ruckman Peter Jones were the main weapons. - Inside Football Player of the Year.

Carlton performed brilliantly in its first match under new captain Robert Walls who had replaced Alex Jesaulenko. The Blues won by 78 points with Rod Ashman, Mark Maclure and Jesaulenko the stars. - Football Record.

Team


B: 7 Graeme Whitnall 21 Rod Austin 18 Kevin Heath
HB: 25 Alex Jesaulenko 11 Bruce Doull (vc) 15 Phil Pinnell
C: 22 John Tresize 8 Trevor Keogh 26 Ray Byrne
HF: 4 Tony Southcombe 42 Robert Walls (c) 9 Greg Towns
F: 17 Rod Galt 36 Mark Maclure 16 Jim Buckley
Ruck: 28 Peter Jones (dvc) 24 Russell Ohlsen 14 Rod Ashman
Res: 31 Danny Halloran 10 Alan Mangels
Coach: Ian Thorogood


Milestones

Debut: John Tresize and Tony Southcombe
Last Game: Danny Halloran


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