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Carlton too good for Hawthorn by 28 points at Princes Park.

Round 17, 1979

Carlton 3.3 21 4.12 36 11.17 83 15.21 111
Hawthorn 2.3 15 5.5 35 10.7 67 12.11 83
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday July 28, 1979
Result: Won by 28 points Umpires: Bill Deller & Paul Serong Crowd: 22,159 Receipts: $22,159
Goalkickers : W.Johnston 4, W.Harmes 2, B.Armstrong 2, M.Maclure 2, M.Fitzpatrick 2, J.Buckley, A.Marcou, K.Sheldon 1.
Best: M.Maclure, G.Southby, M.Fitzpatrick, W.Harmes, R.Klomp, P.McConville
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil













Game Review

After the hidings Carlton had handed out to more well-credentialled teams, Hawthorn's achievement of getting to within five goals of the Blues was a good one - although Carlton's inaccuracy also helped.

Wayne Johnston (who rarely played poorly against Hawthorn) kicked four goals, and tore holes in the Hawks' defence all afternoon.

The top five teams after round 17 were Carlton, North Melbourne, Fitzroy, Collingwood and Essendon.

League leaders Carlton had the pressure applied throughout against Hawthorn but managed to emerge with a 28 points victory to put paid to the Hawks finals hopes. Carlton's small men who have run riot in recent matches had their effectiveness restricted and only in the latter stages were they capable of cutting loose. - Football Record.

''Statistically Speaking
Hawthorn whose average kicks of 231 per game is higher than any other team, had 4% more kicks than Carlton but lost by 28 points. Carlton had 53% more marks, 50% more handball and 56% more scoring shots. Mark Maclure acting-captain for this match, thrilled the crowd with 19 great marks. Others to show out were Barry Armstrong (29) and Mike Fitzpatrick (22). - Ray Young Football Record.''

Team


B: 37 Wayne Harmes 20 Geoff Southby 43 David McKay
HB: 21 Rod Austin 11 Bruce Doull 22 Robbert Klomp
C: 47 Peter Francis 5 Ken Sheldon 4 Vin Catoggio
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 36 Mark Maclure (acting capt.) 8 Trevor Keogh
F: 2 Warren 'Wow' Jones 33 Peter McConville 16 Jim Buckley
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick 12 Barry Armstrong 34 Alex Marcou
Interchange: 41 Peter Brown 19 Michael Young
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko



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