Carlton lost to Fitzroy by 7 pts - Junction Oval. Only 10,000 bothered to attend

Round 13, 1977

Venue: Junction OvalDate: Saturday June 25, 1977
Result: Lose by 7 pointsUmpires: B.Deller & N.Nash Crowd: 10,850 Receipts: $10,915
Goalkickers: D.McKay 2, T.Keogh 2, P.Jones 1, P.McKenna 1, K.Sheldon 1, R.Ohlsen 1, T.Southcombe 1.
Best: D.McKay, B.Armstrong, T.Pickett, P.Pinnell, G.Whitnall, R.Ashman
Reports: Nil
Injuries: Nil
Replacements: J.Tresize by R.Ohlsen at half-time & T.Southcombe by J.Canfield in the final quarter

Game Review

In very wet and trying conditions, bottom side Fitzroy caused a major upset by beating top five team Carlton. At this stage of the season, Fitzroy had only won one of their first 12 games of the year. The conditions were so poor this round that all reserves games were cancelled.

Fitzroy won its first match for 12 weeks when it defeated Carlton by seven points at the Junction Oval. David McMahon and John Murphy did well for the Lions while David McKay and Barry Armstrong were the Blues best. - Football Record.

Fitzroy returned to the winning list after 11 straight losses when they handled the wet conditions far better than their more experienced opponents - Carlton! It was the Blues third loss in the only four games they've played at the Junction Oval since it became the home of the Lions in 1970. - Football Record.


B: 7 Graeme Whitnall 21 Rod Austin 18 Kevin Heath
HB: 22 John Tresize 20 Geoff Southby 15 Phil Pinnell
C: 26 Ray Byrne 25 Alex Jesaulenko 30 Tony Pickett
HF: 6 Peter Bedford 4 Tony Southcombe 8 Trevor Keogh
F: 43 David McKay 27 Peter McKenna 5 Ken Sheldon
Ruck: 28 Peter Jones (acting capt.) 12 Barry Armstrong 14 Rod Ashman
Res: 24 Russell Ohlsen 1 Jim Canfield
Coach: Ian Thorogood


Last Game: Tony Southcombe
200 Goals: David McKay
Most Consecutive Games: On this day Bruce Doull missed to represent Victoria. Including these games however, Doull would play an extraordinary 160 games straight.

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