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Carlton d Fitzroy by 4 pts - Princes Park. Lucky escape, 51 pts up at half time.

Round 22, 1980

Carlton5.5359.116519.1713121.20146
Fitzroy3.5235.114111.148020.22142
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday August 30, 1980
Result: Win by 4 pointsUmpires: Sawers & Sutcliffe Crowd: 22,495 Receipts: $24,784
Goalkickers: D.McKay 4, P.McConville 3, V.Catoggio 3, G.Wells 2, K.Sheldon 2, R.Ashman 2, R.Klomp 2, W.Johnston 1, M.Maclure 1, P.Francis 1
Best: P.McConville, G.Wells, W.Johnston, R.Ashman, G.Southby, K.Sheldon
Reports: Nil
Injuries: P.McConville (hamstring), K.Sheldon (ankle), G.Wells (groin), J.Buckley (ankle)












Game Review

Frank Marchesani made best players and kicked 4 goals for the 'Roys in this match when a rampaging Fitzroy came back from 51 points down to ultimately taste defeat in a thriller by 4 points.

Perhaps it was his performance that caught the eyes of Carlton's recruiting staff, with Marchesani joining the Blues for 1981 and beyond. More of this story is told here.


Courageous Fitzroy rover Garry Wilson was behind the Lions near defeat of Carlton and his 25 kicks earning him votes for his game on Saturday. But Carlton's Peter McConville who was the difference between the two sides with ability to take contested marks and kick important goals (three in total). McConville played a driving game on the forward line and played a huge part in achieving Carlton victory on the day. - Inside Football Player of the Year.


Team


B: 27 Des English 20 Geoff Southby 18 Kevin Heath
HB: 11 Bruce Doull 15 Val Perovic 37 Wayne Harmes
C: 16 Jim Buckley 1 Greg Wells 47 Peter Francis
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 36 Mark Maclure (vc) 33 Peter McConville
F: 5 Ken Sheldon 43 David McKay 4 Vin Catoggio
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick (c) 22 Robbert Klomp 14 Rod Ashman
Interchange: 34 Alex Marcou 12 Barry Armstrong
Coach: Peter Jones


Milestones

Last game: Kevin Heath


Round 21 | Qualifying Final

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