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Round 17, 1981         Carlton d Melbourne by 53 pts - Princes Park. Debut game for Spiro Kourkoumelis

Round 17, 1981

Carlton2.21410.107014.129623.15153
Melbourne5.4347.64814.79115.10100
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday July 25, 1981
Result: Win by 53 pointsUmpires: Marcy & Morgan Crowd: 15,198 Receipts; $16,081
Goalkickers: K.Sheldon 4, M.Maclure 4, A.Marcou 3, D.McKay 3, W.Johnston 2, R.Ashman 2, P.Maylin 2, M.Fitzpatrick 1, D.Glascott 1, S.Kourkoumelis 1.
Best; R.Ashman, K.Sheldon, A.Marcou, B.Doull, D.Glascott, D.McKay.
Reports: NilInjuries: W.Harmes (hamstring) B.Armstrong (shoulder)












Game Review

Despite a slow start, the Blues crunched the Demons at home by 53 points. Both the 8 goal second quarter and a 9 goal last quarter raised the roof at Princes Park and the atmosphere was at fever pitch.

Spiro Kourkoumelis kicked a goal with his first kick in league footy after receiving a handball over the top from Ken Sheldon in front of the Heatley Stand.

This would also be the final game for ex Carlton premiership player Phil Pinnell who had transferred to the Demons two seasons earlier.

Team


B: 27 Des English 36 Mark Maclure 9 Ken Hunter
HB: 33 Peter McConville 11 Bruce Doull 19 Rohan Burke
C: 13 Phil Maylin 12 Barry Armstrong 32 David Glascott
HF: 49 Spiro Kourkoumelis 40 Scott Howell 7 Wayne Johnston
F: 29 Greg Sharp 43 David McKay 34 Alex Marcou
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick (c) 5 Ken Sheldon 14 Rod Ashman
Interchange: 37 Wayne Harmes 48 Geoff Hocking
Coach: David Parkin


Milestones

Debuts: Rohan Burke, Spiro Kourkoumelis


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