|Venue: VFL Park - Waverley||Date: Saturday July 15, 1978|
|Result: Won by 89 points||Umpires: J.Morgan & G.James||Crowd: 16,870 Receipts: 18,651|
|Goalkickers: P.Jones 3, T.Keogh 3, V.Catoggio 2, B.Armstrong 2, R.Ashman 2, K.Sheldon 1, G.Towns 1, B.Doull 1, R.Galt 1, M.Maclure 1|
|Best: V.Catoggio, G.Towns, G.Southby, R.Galt, B.Armstrong, B.Doull, W.Jones|
|Reports: P.Thompson (Melb) by field umpire J.Morgan for allegedly striking V.Catoggio (Carlton) with a right forearm to the head in the third quarter.|
The writer remembers this game, because he missed both of Melbourne's two goals. For the first he'd snuck out to buy a bucket of chips, and for the second he was in the toilet!!!
In muddy conditions at VFL Park, Carlton rover Vin Catoggio was the star, in the Blues huge victory against Melbourne. Catoggio bore in hard for the ball and more often than not came out with it and sent the Blues into attack. Catoggio was well supported by tough on-baller Greg Towns who relished the slog in these wet and heavy conditions. The former Tasmanian would have experienced these conditions quite regularly growing up on the "Apple Isle". - Inside Football Player of the Year.
|B:||37 Wayne Harmes||20 Geoff Southby||18 Kevin Heath|
|HB:||21 Rod Austin||43 David McKay (vc)||25 Alex Jesaulenko (cc)|
|C:||30 Tony Pickett||9 Greg Towns||1 Denis Collins|
|HF:||12 Barry Armstrong||36 Mark Maclure||11 Bruce Doull|
|F:||17 Rod Galt||33 Peter McConville||4 Vin Catoggio|
|Ruck:||28 Peter Jones||8 Trevor Keogh||14 Rod Ashman|
|Interchange:||41 Peter Brown||5 Ken Sheldon|
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