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Carlton lost to Geelong by 5 pts - Kardinia Park. Even tussle all day

Round 13, 1980

Venue: Kardinia ParkDate: Saturday June 21, 1980
Result: Lose by 5 pointsUmpires: 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

Game Review

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
Coach: Peter Jones

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