|Venue: Kardinia Park||Date: Saturday June 21, 1980|
|Result: Lose by 5 points||Umpires: N.Nash & K.Smith||Crowd: 26,526 Receipts; $39,105|
|Goalkickers: V.Catoggio 3, P.McConville 3, W.Johnston 2, M.Maclure 2, A.Marcou 1, D.McKay 1|
|Best; B.Doull, R.Austin, R.Klomp, V.Perovic, P.McConville, G.Southby|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
A controversial loss. Terry Bright's winning goal should perhaps have been a free kick to Carlton.
Carlton's David McKay is one of the most modest footballers in the VFL. Yet even McKay would have liked his "glory" to last a little longer on Saturday. McKay, of course kicked the goal that gave Carlton the lead over Geelong with just two minutes to play. However, Geelong's Terry Bright goaled almost on the siren to give the Cats a five point victory. "I didn't get much time to take in the glory", McKay signed after the match. "I thought it was too good to be true". - Jim Main Inside Football.
Geelong is throwing out the most serious threat to others in the five and rose to third place when it defeated Carlton by five points in a cliff-hanger finish at Kardinia Park. The first time these teams met this season there was only 5 points in the result and it was just as close again with a controversial, but final goal by Terry Bright giving the Cats a victory. Bright's kick bounced through but many spectators felt his teammate Glen Middlemiss had infringed by holding back Carlton full-back Geoff Southby. - Football Record.
|B:||34 Alex Marcou||20 Geoff Southby||15 Val Perovic|
|HB:||21 Rod Austin||11 Bruce Doull||22 Robbert Klomp|
|C:||16 Jim Buckley||12 Barry Armstrong||13 Phil Maylin|
|HF:||7 Wayne Johnston||36 Mark Maclure (vc)||8 Trevor Keogh|
|F:||43 David McKay||33 Peter McConville||14 Rod Ashman|
|Ruck:||3 Mike Fitzpatrick (c)||19 Michael Young||4 Vin Catoggio|
|Interchange:||2 Warren 'Wow' Jones||30 Graeme Whitnall|
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