Round 4, 1979         Carlton defeated Fitzroy by 57 points at the Junction Oval - our fourth big win on the trot!

Round 4, 1979

Carlton 4.5 29 8.9 57 14.18 102 20.19 139
Fitzroy 1.5 11 4.10 34 8.11 59 11.16 82
Venue: Junction Oval Date: Saturday April 28, 1979
Result: Win by 57 points Umpires: Bill Deller & Rowan Sawers Crowd: 21,477 Receipts: $32,801
Goalkickers : V.Catoggio 6, R.Galt 4, W.Harmes 2, W.Johnston 2, K.Sheldon 2, A.Marcou 1, M.Fitzpatrick 1, M.Maclure 1, B.Armstrong 1.
Best: A.Jesaulenko, R.Klomp, V.Catoggio, M.Maclure, A.Mangels, K.Sheldon
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

Vinny 'the Cat' Catoggio had the Carlton faithful roaring on this Saturday afternoon at the Junction Oval. On the ball or in the forward pocket, he jinked and dodged his way around, or through the Fitzroy defence, and helped himself to six excellent goals. The Blues made it four wins from four starts to cement top spot on the ladder, and really whet the appetite of their fans - was 1979 the year we were going to strike back?

''Statistically Speaking
Fitzroy dominated the ruck with an advantage of 56% but finished 57 points behind Carlton, who had 5% more kicks, 28.3% more handpasses and 44.4% more scoring shots. Carlton's handball of 119 continued their remarkable average of 114 per game. Kevin Heath played his 200th League game in this match and the first goal by Carlton teammate Rod Galt was his 150th in League football. - Ray Young Football Record.''

Incidentally, you may have noticed that the Round orders in this year appear to be slightly out of order. Please click here to find out why.


B: 10 Alan Mangels 20 Geoff Southby 18 Kevin Heath
HB: 37 Wayne Harmes 11 Bruce Doull 22 Robbert Klomp
C: 19 Michael Young 25 Alex Jesaulenko (cc) 1 Denis Collins
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 36 Mark Maclure (dvc) 8 Trevor Keogh
F: 28 Peter Jones (vc) 17 Rod Galt 4 Vin Catoggio
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick 12 Barry Armstrong 5 Ken Sheldon
Interchange: 21 Rod Austin 34 Alex Marcou
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko


200 VFL Games: Kevin Heath
150 VFL Goals: Rod Galt

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