|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday August 13, 1977|
|Result: Win by 35 points||Umpires: N.Nash & J.Chapman||Crowd: 20,120 Receipts: $17,415|
|Goalkickers: J.Buckley 6, R.Walls 4, D.McKay 3, R.Serafini 2, K.Sheldon 2, A.Mangels 2, R.Byrne 1, T.Keogh 1, J.Canfield 1.|
|Best: M.Young, B.Doull, G.Whitnall, J.Buckley, K.Sheldon, B.Armstrong, G.Southby, D.McKay.|
|Injuries: R.Serafini (shoulder)|
|Replacements: K.Heath (virus) by T.Keogh at half time & R.Serafini (shoulder) by P.Brown at three quarter time.|
Game ReviewRookie wingman Michael Young stole the honors at Princes Park with a great game for Carlton. He had 23 kicks and eight marks in his best display in a short career for the Blues. He was well supported in teh defensive half of the ground by the ever reliable Bruce Doull. - Inside Football Player of the Year.
With new youngsters, Michael Young and Jim Buckley starring, Carlton returned to winning form, by defeating Essendon in a high scoring affair at Princes Park. Even the Bombers scored their highest score against Carlton in their last 10 clashes. - Football Record.
Jim Buckley kicked six goals, Robert Walls four and David McKay three as Carlton defeated Essendon by 35 points. Max Crow scored three goals for the Bombers. - Football Record.
|B:||7 Graeme Whitnall||20 Geoff Southby||1 Jim Canfield|
|HB:||15 Phil Pinnell||36 Mark Maclure||11 Bruce Doull|
|C:||19 Michael Young||12 Barry Armstrong||26 Ray Byrne|
|HF:||23 Renato Serafini||42 Robert Walls (c)||43 David McKay|
|F:||25 Alex Jesaulenko||18 Kevin Heath||16 Jim Buckley|
|Ruck:||28 Peter Jones (vc)||10 Alan Mangels||5 Ken Sheldon|
|Res:||41 Peter Brown||8 Trevor Keogh|
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