|Venue: VFL Park Waverley||Date: Saturday August 18, 1979|
|Result: Win by 36 points||Umpires: Peter Cameron & Ken Norris||Crowd: 25,075 Receipts: $36,403|
|Goalkickers : R.Ashman 3, K.Sheldon 2, J.Buckley 2, R.Galt 2, W.Johnston 1, P.Francis 1, M.Maclure 1.|
|Best: R.Ashman, B.Doull, R.Austin, G.Southby, P.McConville, A.Marcou, W.Harmes|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewOn this cold and wet Saturday afternoon, just over 25,000 hardy souls ventured to Arctic Park to watch Carlton beat a plucky Footscray by six goals.
Thirty scoring shots to fourteen told the story of the match, with the conditions, and Carlton's inaccuracy in front of goal being the main reasons why the Blues failed to reach 100 points for one of only two occasions all year.
Carlton once again showed that they are going to be a force for the finals when they defeated Footscray by 36 points at VFL Park. Footscray will go down as being the first side in the 1979 season not to have 100 points kicked against them by the Blues. Carlton despite the wet conditions again had in excess of 100 handballs for the match. Their average for the 20 rounds so far is 107 per match. - Ray Young Football Record.''
|B:||37 Wayne Harmes||20 Geoff Southby||43 David McKay|
|HB:||21 Rod Austin||11 Bruce Doull||33 Peter McConville|
|C:||47 Peter Francis||22 Robbert Klomp||19 Michael Young|
|HF:||7 Wayne Johnston||36 Mark Maclure (acting vc)||5 Ken Sheldon|
|F:||28 Peter Jones (acting capt.)||17 Rod Galt||34 Alex Marcou|
|Ruck:||3 Mike Fitzpatrick||12 Barry Armstrong||14 Rod Ashman|
|Interchange:||13 Michael Jez||16 Jim Buckley|
MilestonesDebut: Michael Jez
Score Records: This was only one of two matches all year in which Carlton did not hit 100 points for the game in 1979
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