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Carlton destroyed Footscray by 49 points at the Western Oval. Another big win.

Round 9, 1979

Carlton 5.5 35 9.7 61 13.15 93 18.19 127
Footscray 5.1 31 9.6 60 9.9 63 11.12 78
Venue: Western Oval Date: Saturday June 2, 1979
Result: Win by 49 points Umpires: Neville Nash & Jim Chapman Crowd: 21,362 Receipts: $27,457.80
Goalkickers: K.Sheldon 4, P.McConville 4, M.Fitzpatrick 3, A.Marcou 3, P.Jones 2, T.Pickett, V.Catoggio 1.
Best: W.Harmes, K.Sheldon, A.Mangels, A.Marcou, P.Francis, R.Austin, B.Doull
Reports: Injuries:











Game Review


Although the Bulldogs were languishing in tenth place on the ladder and Carlton sat right at the top, trips to the Western Oval were never looked forward to throughout the seventies and eighties. This game was no different. The Blues were just a point in front at half-time, and it took another 'Premiership Quarter' blitz to shake the tenacious doggies off. Once we had broken away, the boys went right on with the job and the final margin was a bit unfair to Footscray.

'Percy' Jones and Mike Fitzpatrick were superb in the ruck for Carlton, giving the Blues' fleet of runners an armchair ride. Kelvin Templeton kicked 7 goals and was valiant in defeat for Footscray.

''Statistically Speaking
Carlton's victory over Footscray by 49 points reflected in the statistics of 13.3% more kicks, 45.6% more marks, and 60.9% more scoring shots. Footscray's advantage of 1% in handballs and 26.6% in the ruck hit outs, could not stop defeat from the League leaders. - Ray Young Football Record.''


Team

B: 10 Alan Mangels 20 Geoff Southby 18 Kevin Heath
HB: 21 Rod Austin 11 Bruce Doull 22 Robbert Klomp
C: 47 Peter Francis 9 Greg Towns 8 Trevor Keogh
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 36 Mark Maclure (acting vc) 37 Wayne Harmes
F: 28 Peter Jones (acting capt.) 33 Peter McConville 4 Vin Catoggio
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick 12 Barry Armstrong 5 Ken Sheldon
Interchange: 34 Alex Marcou 30 Tony Pickett
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko



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