Carlton lost to Geelong by 6 points at Kardinia Park. One of only three losses all season.

Round 12, 1979

Carlton 2.3 15 6.7 43 8.13 61 14.17 101
Geelong 6.3 39 8.10 58 13.13 91 15.17 107
Venue: Kardinia Park Date: Saturday June 23, 1979
Result: Lost by 6 points Umpires: R.Sawers & K.Norris Crowd: 29,941 Receipts: $25,773
Goalkickers: R.Galt 3, B.Armstrong, P.Jones, T.Keogh 2, W.Harmes, W.Johnston, M.Maclure, A.Marcou, K.Sheldon 1.
Best: K.Sheldon, W.Johnston, A.Marcou, G.Southby, T.Keogh, M.Fitzpatrick
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

Carlton were enjoying a burst of form which would see them only lose three games over the entire season and claim the Premiership. However, Geelong won this encounter by 6 points with future Blue Mario Bortolotto blanketing Carlton's gun centre half-forward Mark Maclure in a physical duel between the two. Perhaps it was this performance that would see Bortolotto join the Blues shortly after...for more on Bortolotto's story, click here.

Geelong rebounded from a shameful performance against Fitzroy to defeat League leaders Carlton by six points at Kardinia Park. The Cats were desperate for the ball and held off a late thrust by the Blues, whose coach Alex Jesaulenko believes have become complacent. - Football Record.

''Statistically Speaking
Carlton, who have invariably struggled at Kardinia Park, went down by one goal to Geelong, who had 7% more handball but fell down in other areas. The Blues had 4% more kicks, 39% more marks and 3% more scoring shots. - Ray Young Football Record.''


B: 10 Alan Mangels 20 Geoff Southby 18 Kevin Heath
HB: 25 Alex Jesaulenko (cc) 21 Rod Austin 22 Robbert Klomp
C: 47 Peter Francis 37 Wayne Harmes 1 Denis Collins
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 36 Mark Maclure (dvc) 8 Trevor Keogh
F: 28 Peter Jones (vc) 17 Rod Galt 34 Alex Marcou
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick 12 Barry Armstrong 5 Ken Sheldon
Interchange: 9 Greg Towns 4 Vin Catoggio
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko


250 Games: Alex Jesaulenko
50 Games: Mike Fitzpatrick
Last Game (Carlton): Denis Collins

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