|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday May 12, 1979|
|Result: Win by 60 points||Umpires:||Crowd: 29,935|
|Goalkickers : M.Fitzpatrick 4, V.Cattoggio 4, K.Sheldon 4, A.Marcou 3, W.Harmes 3, G.Towns, R.Galt, M.Maclure 1, B.Doull 1, A.Mangels 1, D.Collins 1, B.Armstrong 1.|
Alex Jesaulenko led the way, doing a number on Hawthorn's star Leigh Matthews and once again begging the question - did Matthews ever play well against an in-form Carlton team?
Carlton's slick forward line provided many avenues to goal, and once again there was an even spread among the goal-kickers.
Carlton captain and coach Alex Jesaulenko, was battling on at the age of 33 and in this round reached his 250th game. He celebrated by leading the Blues to a 60 point win over Hawthorn - and by being Carlton's best player. After six rounds Carlton was unbeaten at the head of the ladder, in front of North Melbourne because of a superior percentage. - Football Record.
Carlton's win over Hawthorn by 60 points again emphasised how important a role their handpassing is playing this season. Carlton had 68.6% more handball with their total of 113 keeping their average of 114 a round intact. The Blues were superior with 8.2% more kicks, 13.7% on marks and had 57% more scoring shots. A surprising aspect of the game was the Hawks 86% advantage in ruck duels, but Carlton's little men were on top. Carlton's Vin Catoggio booted his 50th goal for the Blues. - Ray Young Football Record''
|B:||10 Alan Mangels||20 Geoff Southby||18 Kevin Heath|
|HB:||25 Alex Jesaulenko (cc)||43 David McKay||22 Robbert Klomp|
|C:||47 Peter Francis||37 Wayne Harmes||1 Denis Collins|
|HF:||11 Bruce Doull||36 Mark Maclure (acting vc)||9 Greg Towns|
|F:||2 Warren 'Wow' Jones||17 Rod Galt||5 Ken Sheldon|
|Ruck:||3 Mike Fitzpatrick||12 Barry Armstrong||4 Vin Catoggio|
|Interchange:||21 Rod Austin||34 Alex Marcou|
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