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Carlton d Fitzroy by 32 pts - Princes Park. McKenna's first game for the Blues

Round 2, 1977

Carlton1.6127.85012.148616.17113
Fitzroy3.3215.53510.76712.981
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday April 9, 1977
Result: Win by 32 pointsUmpires: J.Chapman & N.Nash Crowd: 25,173 Receipts: $25,800
Goalkickers: R.Walls 4, T.Southcombe 3, T.Keogh 3, G.Towns 1, A.Mangels 1, J.Buckley 1, R.Galt 1, R.Ohlsen 1, M.Maclure 1
Best: G.Towns, P.Jones, T.Keogh, B.Doull, P.Pinnell, L.McConnon, T.Southcombe, A.Mangels
Reports: Nil Injuries: M.Maclure (corked thigh) by P.McKenna at three quarter time











Game Review


Carlton was well served by hard as nails on-baller Greg Towns who gave the Blues a lot of drive from the middle of the ground. He was well supported by the tireless ruck work of Percy Jones who followed up on his dominant ruck display from last weeks weeks victory against the Cats. - Inside Footballer Player of the Year.

At Carlton, former Collingwood forward Peter McKenna came on to the ground in his first appearance in the dark navy blue guernsey, late in the last quarter. However, the Blues had already sewn up the match against a game Fitzroy. Lion full forward Bob Beecroft again played a big part in keeping his team within striking distance with five goals. The weather was kind after heavy rains of Thursday and Friday and all grounds were damp, but not heavy. - Football Record.

Fitzroy tried desperately to keep up the winning mood after they had their first round victory, but found Carlton had too many stars in form and playing better football. - Football Record.

Team

B: 7 Graeme Whitnall 21 Rod Austin 18 Kevin Heath
HB: 25 Alex Jesaulenko 11 Bruce Doull (vc) 15 Phil Pinnell
C: 10 Alan Mangels 8 Trevor Keogh 26 Ray Byrne
HF: 4 Tony Southcombe 42 Robert Walls (c) 9 Greg Towns
F: 17 Rod Galt 36 Mark Maclure 16 Jim Buckley
Ruck: 28 Peter Jones (dvc) 24 Russell Ohlsen 32 Leigh McConnon
Res: 27 Peter McKenna 22 John Tresize
Coach: Ian Thorogood


Milestones

200 Games: Alex Jesaulenko
Debut (Carlton): Peter McKenna, the ex-Collingwood Full Forward


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