|Venue: Arden St||Date: Saturday May 3, 1980|
|Result: Lose by 32 points||Umpires: Peter Cameron & Rowan Sawers||Crowd: 24,644 Receipts; $35,086|
|Goalkickers: W.Johnston 3, J.Buckley 2, P.Brown 2, D.McKay 2, W.Jones 1, R.Austin 1, M.Maclure 1|
|Best; M.Fitzpatrick, B.Doull, R.Klomp, M.Young, W.Johnston, V.Perovic|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: D.McKay (ankle) & B.Armstrong (hamstring)|
The previously undefeated Blues travelled down to Arden Street to suffer their first loss of the season. The Blues were blown away in the third quarter with a seven goals to nil outcome that sealed their fate for the day.
League leader Carlton suffered its first defeat of the season to third-placed North Melbourne in a round which brought few shocks. The Blues failed to score goals in the first and third term and its small men, around which its game is centred, were well eclipsed. - Football Record.
|B:||41 Peter Brown||21 Rod Austin||18 Kevin Heath|
|HB:||11 Bruce Doull||15 Val Perovic||22 Robbert Klomp|
|C:||47 Peter Francis||10 Alan Mangels||13 Phil Maylin|
|HF:||7 Wayne Johnston||43 David McKay||5 Ken Sheldon|
|F:||2 Warren 'Wow' Jones||36 Mark Maclure (vc)||16 Jim Buckley|
|Ruck:||3 Mike Fitzpatrick (c)||19 Michael Young||14 Rod Ashman|
|Interchange:||34 Alex Marcou||12 Barry Armstrong|
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