|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday September 1, 1979|
|Result: Win by 33 points||Umpires: Glenn James & Rowan Sawers||Crowd: 24,479 Receipts: $26,255|
|Goalkickers: M.Maclure 6, A.Marcou 3, P.Brown 3, W.Johnston 2, J.Buckley 2, K.Sheldon 2, M.Fitzpatrick 2, R.Ashman 1, P.Francis 1, R.Austin 1.|
|Best: M.Maclure, P.McConville, W.Johnston, K.Sheldon, G.Southby, W.Harmes, B.Armstrong.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Still burning from losing to Collingwood the previous week, the Blues came out smokin' hot and booted eight goals in the first quarter against South Melbourne. But the tenth-placed Swans - as so often happens in the last round of each season - matched Carlton for intensity. They were right in the match at three-quarter time - trailing by just 12 points - until the Blues ran the game out better to win by five goals.
Mark Maclure kicked six goals, and Peter Brown made a welcome return to notch up another three. The finals beckoned for a fit, confident and committed Carlton team.
|B:||21 Rod Austin||20 Geoff Southby||43 David McKay|
|HB:||25 Alex Jesaulenko (cc)||11 Bruce Doull||33 Peter McConville|
|C:||47 Peter Francis||22 Robbert Klomp||19 Michael Young|
|HF:||7 Wayne Johnston||36 Mark Maclure (dvc)||37 Wayne Harmes|
|F:||28 Peter Jones (vc)||41 Peter Brown||5 Ken Sheldon|
|Ruck:||3 Mike Fitzpatrick||12 Barry Armstrong||14 Rod Ashman|
|Interchange:||34 Alex Marcou||16 Jim Buckley|
Round 21 | Semi Final