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Round 4, 1978         Carlton lost to Essendon by 27 pts - VFL Park. Serge Silvagni steps in as coach

Round 4, 1978

Carlton5.7379.76112.88016.8104
Essendon3.3216.84412.128419.17131
Venue: VFL Park - WaverleyDate: Saturday April 22, 1978
Result: Lose by 27 pointsUmpires: John Morgan & Tony Bryant Crowd: 34,516 Receipts: $52,261.20
Goalkickers: R.Walls 4, J.Buckley 3, P.McConville 3, D.McKay 2, V.Catoggio 1, M.Young 1, P.Halsall 1, R.Serafini 1
Best: A.Jesaulenko, R.Walls, B.Doull, M.Young, D.Collins, D.McKay, J.Buckley, T.Keogh
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil












Game Review

After Ian Stewart could no longer coach Carlton due to ill health, Serge Silvagni would step in as caretaker Senior Coach from this round and would also coach the Blues in Rounds 5 and 6, before Alex Jesaulenko could take the reins as the new Coach.

Essendon gained the upper hand late in the third quarter, and then ran away with the game in the last quarter. Carlton took the initiative early and played very well, not allowing the enthusiastic Bombers to get into the game - but it was short lived. The Bombers final tally was their best at VFL Park. - Football Record.

A team list from the Record of the day can be found here.


Team


B: 10 Alan Mangels 20 Geoff Southby 42 Robert Walls (c)
HB: 25 Alex Jesaulenko (vc) 11 Bruce Doull 30 Tony Pickett
C: 7 Graeme Whitnall 37 Wayne Harmes 1 Denis Collins
HF: 6 Peter Fitzpatrick 43 David McKay (dvc) 19 Michael Young
F: 17 Rod Galt 33 Peter McConville 4 Vin Catoggio
Ruck: 28 Peter Jones 8 Trevor Keogh 16 Jim Buckley
Interchange: 23 Renato Serafini 35 Peter Halsall
Coach: Serge Silvagni


Milestones

Debut (As Coach): Serge Silvagni
Last Games: Renato Serafini, Peter Halsall


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