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Carlton defeated Fitzroy by 35 points as Buckley & Marcou play their 100th games with the Mighty Blues - VFL Park Waverley

Round 16, 1983

Carlton2.4169.55915.1310318.16124
Fitzroy6.2388.65410.117113.1189
Venue: VFL Park WaverleyDate: Saturday July 9, 1983
Result: Win by 35 pointsUmpires: R.Sawers & Sidebottom Crowd: 31,757 Receipts: $95,500
Goalkickers: P.Bosustow 3, W.Johnston 3, K.Hunter 3, D.Glascott 3, A.Marcou 2, M.Fitzpatrick 1, M.Buckley 1, S.Kourkoumelis 1, W.Harmes 1.
Best: W.Johnston, M.Buckley, D.English, A.Marcou, W.Harmes, D.Glascott, B.Doull, J.Buckley.
Reports: Rohan Burke (Carlton) by boundary umpire A.Rankin for allegedly striking Leigh Carlson (Fitzroy) with a right clenched fist to the face in the final quarter - 2 Matches
Injuries: P.Bosustow (strained hamstring) & P.McConville (twisted knee)











Game Review

The beginning of our resurgence. Key players returned from injury including Peter McConville who was in career best form before being injured representing Victoria in an interstate game in the May.

A meritorious victory coming from as much as 5 goals down to defeat the top of the ladder Lions. It looked like another loss up until midway through the second quarter when suddenly that old swagger started to return. In the third quarter Carlton completely took over. A feature was a smother & running goal from Jimmy Buckley. A Fitzroy defender was running through the midfield with all the momentum when Buckley literally stole the ball off his boot without the ball hitting the ground, balanced, then finished it off with a running goal.

Fitzroy lacked a match-winner, somebody who could take the game by the throat and turn it in their favor. But Carlton had that player Wayne Johnston.......... Love him or hate him, you can't deny "Dominator's" ability to change the whole aspect of a match in a 15 minute burst. Against Fitzroy, Johnston had 27 kicks, six handballs and five marks, capped off with three goals, in one of his most industrious displays for the season. He had plenty of useful team-mates on the day but Johnston stood for his top individual efforts which helped get Carlton back into the game, then eventually overwhelm the Lions. - Inside Football Player of the Year.

Team

B: 27 Des English 20 Geoff Southby (vc) 21 Rod Austin
HB: 11 Bruce Doull 15 Val Perovic 33 Peter McConville
C: 19 Rohan Burke 37 Wayne Harmes 32 David Glascott
HF: 9 Ken Hunter 3 Mike Fitzpatrick (c) 28 Spiro Kourkoumelis
F: 10 Mark Buckley 4 Peter Bosustow 34 Alex Marcou
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 7 Wayne Johnston 16 Jim Buckley
Interchange: 25 Frank Marchesani 5 Ken Sheldon
Coach: David Parkin


Video




Milestones

250 Games: Geoff Southby
100 Games: Jim Buckley & Alex Marcou



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