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Carlton lost to Hawthorn by 2 pts - Princes Park. Should have won, kicked 1.14 in last quarter

Round 7, 1980

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 10, 1980
Result: Lose by 2 pointsUmpires: K.Smith & M.Dye Crowd: 26,414 Receipts; $32,361.60
Goalkickers: W.Johnston 5, W.Jones 2, K.Sheldon 2, R.Ashman 2, J.Buckley 1, M.Maclure 1, P.Brown 1.
Best; B.Doull, V.Perovic, K.Sheldon, M.Fitzpatrick, W.Johnston, R.Ashman, A.Mangels
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

An incredible game that has been reviewed to some extent in the season review. However, what should also be noted is that not only did Carlton kick 1.14, but that the only goal was kicked on the siren by Wayne Johnston (who was more accurate on the run!!) from a mark/free kick on the boundary line!!!

Some of the more memorable misses were from Alan Mangels running into an open goal and most incredibly, by Wow Jones from a mark in the goal square!!! Why big Wow Jones had a brain snap and tried to snap a goal after taking a big mark in the goal square is anyone's guess! He hit the goal post with the snap, intead of playing on he should have gone back and drilled it through the goals. This moment in the dying minutes summed up the game perfectly - the Blues did everything possible to lose the game due to atrocious kicking for goal in that last quarter.

At the other end, Michael 'Gladys' Moncrieff and John 'Bomber' Hendrie relieved past glories for themselves by kicking the goals that the Carlton players could not manage.

The final term was a nightmare for Carlton forwards with the Blues kicking 14 straight behinds!!!!!! Carlton scored its only goal for the quarter after the final siren and lowered its colours to Hawthorn by two points - the same margin which separated the sides at three quarter time. - Football Record.


B: 34 Alex Marcou 21 Rod Austin 18 Kevin Heath
HB: 6 Peter Fitzpatrick 15 Val Perovic 22 Robbert Klomp
C: 47 Peter Francis 10 Alan Mangels 13 Phil Maylin
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 36 Mark Maclure (vc) 11 Bruce Doull
F: 2 Warren 'Wow' Jones 33 Peter McConville 16 Jim Buckley
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick (c) 19 Michael Young 14 Rod Ashman
Interchange: 41 Peter Brown 5 Ken Sheldon
Coach: Peter Jones


Last game (Carlton): Peter Fitzpatrick

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