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Round 19, 1983         Honouring Bruce Doull's 300th game, Carlton thrashed St Kilda by 107 points at Princes Park.

Round 19, 1983

Carlton6.6429.116518.1312125.18168
St Kilda3.2205.6367.10528.1361
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday August 6, 1983
Result: Win by 107 pointsUmpires: D.Smart & M.Westgarth Crowd: 19,203 Receipts: $33,875
Goalkickers: R.Ashman 3, S.Kourkoumelis 3, M.Fitzpatrick 2, P.Bosustow 2, J.Buckley 2, R.Burke 2, F.Marchesani 2, M.Maclure 2, M.Williams 2, J.Madden 2, M.Buckley 1, D.Glascott 1, A.Marcou 1.
Best: S.Kourkoumelis, B.Doull, D.Glascott, R.Ashman, J.Madden, A.Marcou, J.Buckley.
Reports: Injuries: M.Buckley (strained knee) J.Buckley (bruised thigh) W.Harmes (strained hamstring)











Game Review

P.Maylin, K.Sheldon and K.Hunter (all suffering from 'flu) replaced in selected side by M.Williams, A.Montgomery and M.Maclure

St Kilda were hammered by the Blues for a third time in eight years when the two teams met once more at Princes Park. Adding to a joyous celebration of champion defender Bruce Doull’s 300th game, Carlton unleashed a trademark third-quarter blitz of nine goals to snuff out the Saints’ hopes, and the final margin was a new record 107 points.
In a very even team performance, ruck-rover Spiro Kourkoumelis stood out. Gathering possessions at will, he kicked three goals, while nine other Blues scored two or more, in a heavily one-sided contest.

Carlton's Spiro Kourkoumelis was awarded the three votes after Saturday's game. He was constantly sending the Blues into attack, Kourkoumelis was a prominent member of the strong Carlton side and has had a very consistent season to date. - Inside Football Player of the Year.

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From Rnd 15 , 1983 "Many Carlton supporters who went to Princes Park this day thought they would see Bruce Doull's 300th game for the Blues, but they were misled. This was in fact Bruce's 297th match, due to a change to how games were recorded in the VFL records. Originally, when interstate games were held at the same time as home & away matches, players selected for their states were credited with a home & away game. Because this was changed and representative games were recorded seperately, Doull's actual 300th game occurred in round 19, 1983 against St Kilda - a 100-point win that was a more fitting result for the great man."


Team

B: 27 Des English 20 Geoff Southby (vc) 6 Mario Bortolotto
HB: 11 Bruce Doull 15 Val Perovic 37 Wayne Harmes
C: 25 Frank Marchesani 16 Jim Buckley 32 David Glascott
HF: 4 Peter Bosustow 10 Mark Buckley 39 Mark Williams
F: 44 Justin Madden 36 Mark Maclure 14 Rod Ashman
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick (c) 28 Spiro Kourkoumelis 34 Alex Marcou
Interchange: 19 Rohan Burke 18 Allan Montgomery
Coach: David Parkin


Milestones

300 Games: Bruce Doull


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