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Round 15, 1978         Carlton hammered Melbourne by 89 pts at VFL Park, and kept them to only two goals.

Round 15, 1978

Carlton2.4167.95111.127817.13115
Melbourne0.661.7132.11232.1426
Venue: VFL Park - WaverleyDate: Saturday July 15, 1978
Result: Won by 89 pointsUmpires: J.Morgan & G.James Crowd: 16,870 Receipts: 18,651
Goalkickers: P.Jones 3, T.Keogh 3, V.Catoggio 2, B.Armstrong 2, R.Ashman 2, K.Sheldon 1, G.Towns 1, B.Doull 1, R.Galt 1, M.Maclure 1
Best: V.Catoggio, G.Towns, G.Southby, R.Galt, B.Armstrong, B.Doull, W.Jones
Reports: P.Thompson (Melb) by field umpire J.Morgan for allegedly striking V.Catoggio (Carlton) with a right forearm to the head in the third quarter.
Injuries: Nil















Game Review

A forgettable game played under typical Waverley Park weather of pouring rain & freezing conditions.

The writer remembers this game, because he missed both of Melbourne's two goals. For the first he'd snuck out to buy a bucket of chips, and for the second he was in the toilet!!!

In muddy conditions at VFL Park, Carlton rover Vin Catoggio was the star, in the Blues huge victory against Melbourne. Catoggio bore in hard for the ball and more often than not came out with it and sent the Blues into attack. Catoggio was well supported by tough on-baller Greg Towns who relished the slog in these wet and heavy conditions. The former Tasmanian would have experienced these conditions quite regularly growing up on the "Apple Isle". - Inside Football Player of the Year.

Team


B: 37 Wayne Harmes 20 Geoff Southby 18 Kevin Heath
HB: 21 Rod Austin 43 David McKay (vc) 25 Alex Jesaulenko (cc)
C: 30 Tony Pickett 9 Greg Towns 1 Denis Collins
HF: 12 Barry Armstrong 36 Mark Maclure 11 Bruce Doull
F: 17 Rod Galt 33 Peter McConville 4 Vin Catoggio
Ruck: 28 Peter Jones 8 Trevor Keogh 14 Rod Ashman
Interchange: 41 Peter Brown 5 Ken Sheldon
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko


Milestones

100 Games (VFL) : Rod Galt


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