|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday August 11, 1979|
|Result: Won by 104 points||Umpires: John Moss & Jim Chapman||Crowd: 17,127 Receipts: $14,146|
|Goalkickers : M.Maclure 5, J.Buckley 4, R.Ashman 3, M.Young 2, B.Armstrong 2, T.Keogh 2, R.Galt 2, K.Sheldon, A.Marcou 1.|
|Best: B.Armstrong, R.Ashman, B.Doull, J.Buckley, W.Harmes, G.Southby, M.Maclure|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
As an indication of the evenness of this superb football team, not one Blue had yet appeared in the top ten on the VFL goal-kicking table - despite the fact that Carlton was three wins clear on top of the ladder, with a percentage of 143.52.
Carlton again kicked a 100-plus score for the 19th time this season, when they defeated St Kilda by 104 points. Carlton completely dominated the game with 28% more kicks, 42% more marks, 33% more handballs and a 21% advantage in the ruck. The Blues were best served by Bruce Doull (25 disposals), Barry Armstrong (32), Peter Francis (23), Mark Maclure (19, and five goals), Alex Marcou (27), Ken Sheldon (21) and Rod Ashman (28). - Ray Young Football Record.''
|B:||37 Wayne Harmes||20 Geoff Southby||43 David McKay|
|HB:||21 Rod Austin||11 Bruce Doull||33 Peter McConville|
|C:||47 Peter Francis||12 Barry Armstrong||19 Michael Young|
|HF:||7 Wayne Johnston||36 Mark Maclure (acting vc)||22 Robbert Klomp|
|F:||28 Peter Jones (acting capt.)||17 Rod Galt||34 Alex Marcou|
|Ruck:||3 Mike Fitzpatrick||5 Ken Sheldon||14 Rod Ashman|
|Interchange:||8 Trevor Keogh||16 Jim Buckley|
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