|Venue: Victoria Park||Date: Saturday August 25, 1979|
|Result: Loss by 19 points||Umpires: Bill Deller & John Sutcliffe||Crowd: 36,509 Receipts: $40,198|
|Goalkickers : M.Fitzpatrick 3, K.Sheldon 2, A.Marcou 2, M.Maclure, B.Doull, W.Johnston, W.Harmes, R.Galt, M.Young, R.Ashman 1.|
|Best: K.Sheldon, P.McConville, M.Young, A.Marcou, B.Armstrong, M.Fitzpatrick|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewThis was first time all year when a team clearly outplayed Carlton. It may have been the impetus for Collingwood to be able to make the Grand Final with a mediocre team...and nearly win it!
Collingwood managed to contain Carlton's small brigade of runners like Ashman, Buckley, Marcou, Armstrong, Keogh and Sheldon, before they kicked away in the third quarter to establish a break that the Blues just couldn't rein in. But coming on the eve of the finals, it was a valuable lesson for the Blues, and one that was learned very well.
This third loss of the season cut Carlton's margin at the top of the ladder to eight points over North Melbourne, with Fitzroy, Collingwood and Essendon making up the final five.
|B:||37 Wayne Harmes||20 Geoff Southby||43 David McKay|
|HB:||33 Peter McConville||11 Bruce Doull||22 Robbert Klomp|
|C:||47 Peter Francis||9 Greg Towns||19 Michael Young|
|HF:||7 Wayne Johnston||36 Mark Maclure (acting vc)||5 Ken Sheldon|
|F:||28 Peter Jones (acting capt.)||17 Rod Galt||34 Alex Marcou|
|Ruck:||3 Mike Fitzpatrick||12 Barry Armstrong||14 Rod Ashman|
|Interchange:||21 Rod Austin||16 Jim Buckley|
MilestonesLast Game and 100th Carlton Goal: Rod Galt
Last Game (Carlton): Greg Towns
Interesting Fact: This game appears to be the last time for almost 30 years that Carlton would play 3 Tasmanians, in Towns, Jones and Young.
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