|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday April 7, 1979|
|Result: Win by 50 points||Umpires: Peter Cameron & Neville Nash||Crowd: 24,771 Receipts: $32,236|
|Goalkickers: M.Fitzpatrick 4, R.Galt 4, K.Sheldon 3, M.Maclure 2, W.Johnston 2, V.Catoggio 2, P.Francis, P.Jones, D.Collins, B.Armstrong, A.Marcou, P.Pinnell 1.|
|Best: D.McKay, B.Doull, K.Heath, G.Southby, W.Harmes, A.Jesaulenko, M.Maclure, M.Fitzpatrick|
Game ReviewDon't let the round number surprise you - this was actually our second game of the year, for reasons explained here. The Blues crushed the Pussycats, to follow our win against the Bombers the previous week in a perfect start to the season. Mike Fitzpatrick controlled the rucks and kicked 4 goals, while full-forward Rod 'The Ghost' Galt added another four at the top of a pleasing spread of goal scorers.
Carlton have opened the season with faultless form by first defeating Essendon and following with a morale-boosting 50 points victory over Geelong. Geelong were not in the race as Carlton steamrolled ahead with brilliant teamwork, created by handpassing, and also held sway in aerial encounters. - Football Record
Carlton showed their complete dominance by gaining 78.8% handballs and 13.8% more marks. With 38.4% more scoring shots, this showed the overall dominance in their 50 point win over the Cats. - Ray Young Football Record.''
A team list from the time can be seen here.
|B:||37 Wayne Harmes||20 Geoff Southby||18 Kevin Heath|
|HB:||11 Bruce Doull||43 David McKay||22 Robbert Klomp|
|C:||15 Phil Pinnell||25 Alex Jesaulenko (cc)||1 Denis Collins|
|HF:||7 Wayne Johnston||36 Mark Maclure (dvc)||8 Trevor Keogh|
|F:||5 Ken Sheldon||17 Rod Galt||34 Alex Marcou|
|Ruck:||3 Mike Fitzpatrick||12 Barry Armstrong||4 Vin Catoggio|
|Interchange:||28 Peter Jones (vc)||47 Peter Francis|
Milestones50 Goals: Mike Fitzpatrick
Round 3 | Round 2