|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday May 20, 1978|
|Result: Win by 2 points||Umpires: B.Deller & R.Sawers||Crowd: 21,520 Receipts: $23,760|
|Goalkickers: J.Buckley 4, G.Towns 2, R.Ashman 1, P.Brown 1|
|Best: T.Keogh, B.Doull, D.McKay, P.Brown, J.Buckley, G.Southby, G.Towns|
|Injuries: P.Jones by K.Sheldon in second quarter & P.Fitzpatrick by P.Brown|
Carlton hung on to defeat Fitzroy by two points in a thriller at Princes Park and Blues rover Trevor Keogh was largely responsible for the victory. Keogh gave a great kick winning display and continually drove the Blues into attack. - Inside Football Player of the Year.
Carlton held their record of wins over Fitzroy at "home" intact, but only just, as the well disciplined Lions stormed home again to lose by a mere two points. This was their fifth loss by less than 11 points, Carlton moved up three places on the League ladder as a result of their win and are now within striking distance of the Five, with still 14 rounds of matches to go. It was the second win under playing captain-coach Alex Jesaulenko, buy they'll be fully tested in their match against North Melbourne. - Football Record.
|B:||10 Alan Mangels||20 Geoff Southby||18 Kevin Heath|
|HB:||21 Rod Austin||43 David McKay (vc)||25 Alex Jesaulenko (cc)|
|C:||1 Denis Collins||9 Greg Towns||30 Tony Pickett|
|HF:||11 Bruce Doull||36 Mark Maclure||12 Barry Armstrong|
|F:||17 Rod Galt||6 Peter Fitzpatrick||16 Jim Buckley|
|Ruck:||28 Peter Jones||8 Trevor Keogh||14 Rod Ashman|
|Interchange:||41 Peter Brown||5 Ken Sheldon|
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