Carlton d Fitzroy by 2 pts - Princes Park

Round 8, 1978

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 20, 1978
Result: Win by 2 pointsUmpires: 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
Reports: Nil
Injuries: P.Jones by K.Sheldon in second quarter & P.Fitzpatrick by P.Brown

Game Review

After the thrill of defeating the most universally loathed team in the VFL, it was always going to be a little difficult to be 'up' for this match. So a narrow win against the lowly Fitzroy was not altogher that disappointing. (Did Robert Walls play for the Lions?)

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
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko


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