Round 4, 1981         Carlton d Footscray by 28 pts - VFL Park. Even at half time

Round 4, 1981

Venue: VFL Park WaverleyDate: Monday April 20, 1981
Result: Win by 28 pointsUmpires: James and Fellows Crowd: 27,299 Receipts $52,979
Goalkickers: M.Fitzpatrick 2, B.Armstrong 2, G.Whitnall 2, B.Doull 2, P.Bosustow 2, P.McConville 2, G.Wells 1, W.Jones 1, M.Maclure 1.
Best: V.Perovic, P.Maylin, K.Hunter, R.Ashman, G.Southby.
Reports: I.Hampshire (Foots) by field umpire James on a charge of having struck K.Hunter with a right clenched fist to the right side of the head in the second quarter.
Injuries: Nil

Game Review

At VFL Park where Footscray gave Carlton a real battle, the Blues ever-reliable Val Perovic was judged best afield. - Hutton's Inside Football Player of the Year.

This nondescript game nearly provided the Goal of the Year by none other than new recruit Mario Bortolotto!

He started from the half-back line (that was a long way from goal at VFL Park!) took 4 or 5 bounces and shot for goal....and it hit the post! Because Mario missed, and it was not a telecast match (although I daresay some sort of footage was probably taken) a great solo effort has been all but forgotten about.

Footscray stayed close to Carlton all day but eventually the Bulldogs lack of a key forward let them down. - Football Record.


B: 27 Des English 20 Geoff Southby (vc) 6 Mario Bortolotto
HB: 9 Ken Hunter 15 Val Perovic 11 Bruce Doull
C: 13 Phil Maylin 1 Greg Wells 47 Peter Francis
HF: 33 Peter McConville 4 Peter Bosustow 30 Graeme Whitnall
F: 2 Warren 'Wow' Jones 36 Mark Maclure 34 Alex Marcou
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick (c) 12 Barry Armstrong 14 Rod Ashman
Interchange: 35 Denis Lenaghan 29 Greg Sharp
Coach: David Parkin


Debut: Greg Sharp
100 VFL Games: Val Perovic

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1982 Rd 13 - Val Perovic breaks the tackle.
1996 Rd 8 - Rohan Welsh: Blue of the week.

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