|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday April 15, 1978|
|Result: Win by 13 points||Umpires: Glenn James & Jim Chapman||Crowd: 17,765 Receipts: $18,386.20|
|Goalkickers: P.McConville 3, P.Fitzpatrick 2, R.Galt 2, R.Serafini 2, V.Catoggio 1, G.Whitnall 1, J.Buckley 1 P.Halsall 1|
|Best: W.Harmes, J.Buckley, T.Keogh, D.Collins, V.Catoggio, P.Fitzpatrick.|
|Reports: T.Pickett (Carlton) by field umpire G.James and G.Carbery on a charge of striking G.Wells (Melbourne) with a right forearm to the face in the third quarter (2 weeks suspension).|
Game ReviewCarlton selectors swung the axe with Peter Jones, Mark Maclure and Phil Pinnell being dropped to the Reserves, with captain Robert Walls moved to the back pocket.
This was to be Ian Stewart's last game as Coach of Carlton, for his only win. Appointed for the 1978 season, the former St Kilda & Richmond champion and triple Brownlow Medalist succumbed to ill health and was unable to continue in his position. Serge Silvagni would take over from Stewart for the next three weeks in a caretaker capacity until a new permanent replacement was appointed.
Our troublesome start to the year saw an opportunity afforded to 3 players in this game, with Denis Collins, Peter Fitzpatrick and Peter Halsall all given their debut match.
|B:||10 Alan Mangels||20 Geoff Southby||42 Robert Walls (c)|
|HB:||22 John Tresize||11 Bruce Doull||21 Rod Austin|
|C:||7 Graeme Whitnall||37 Wayne Harmes||1 Denis Collins|
|HF:||25 Alex Jesaulenko (vc)||6 Peter Fitzpatrick||26 Ray Byrne|
|F:||17 Rod Galt||33 Peter McConville||4 Vin Catoggio|
|Ruck:||43 David McKay (dvc)||8 Trevor Keogh||16 Jim Buckley|
|Interchange:||23 Renato Serafini||35 Peter Halsall|
MilestonesDebuts: Peter Fitzpatrick and Peter Halsall
Debut (Carlton): Denis Collins
Last Game: John Tresize
Last Game (Coach): Ian Stewart
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