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Carlton eventually shook off St Kilda to win by 39 points at VFL Park

Round 8, 1979

Carlton 3.5 23 6.6 42 9.11 65 15.13 103
St Kilda 2.3 15 5.6 36 7.8 50 9.10 64
Venue: VFL Park Waverley Date: Saturday May 26, 1979
Result: Win by 39 points Umpires: Ken Quinn & Peter Cameron Crowd: 28,817 Receipts: $44,170
Goalkickers: K.Sheldon 5, B.Armstrong 2, A.Jesaulenko 2, A.Marcou 2, M.Fitzpatrick 2, M.Maclure, D.McKay 1.
Best: A.Jesaulenko, K.Sheldon, M.Fitzpatrick, A.Mangels, G.Southby, R.Klomp, A.Marcou
Reports: Injuries:











Game Review


Carlton's last-minute loss to North Melbourne the previous week knocked the Blues from the top of the ladder, and forced three changes for this game against St Kilda at Waverley Park. Back came Johnston, McConville and Keogh, who replaced Doull (injured), Collins and Galt.

The Saints were anchored at the foot of the VFL ladder, and expected to provide little more than a training run for the fired-up Blues. But they served it up to us until halfway through the third quarter, when class eventually told and the margin blew out to 39 points on the final siren. One of the Saints best players on the day was Val Perovic who would be lining up as a Blue the following season.

Meanwhile, back at Arden St, North Melbourne crashed to defeat against Fitzroy - allowing Carlton to bounce back to the top of the ladder. North Melbourne were then second, from Collingwood, Fitzroy and Essendon.


Team


B: 10 Alan Mangels 20 Geoff Southby 18 Kevin Heath
HB: 25 Alex Jesaulenko (cc) 43 David McKay 22 Robbert Klomp
C: 47 Peter Francis 9 Greg Towns 34 Alex Marcou
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 36 Mark Maclure (dvc) 37 Wayne Harmes
F: 28 Peter Jones (vc) 33 Peter McConville 5 Ken Sheldon
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick 12 Barry Armstrong 4 Vin Catoggio
Interchange: 8 Trevor Keogh 21 Rod Austin
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko



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