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Round 11, 1977         Carlton d Footscray by 49 pts - VFL Park. Phil Pinnell's 150th game

Round 11, 1977

Carlton4.3276.64212.108217.14116
Footscray1.394.8325.14448.1967
Venue: VFL Park WaverleyDate: Saturday June 11, 1977
Result: Win by 49 pointsUmpires: K.Smith & M.Henry Crowd: 25,745 Receipts: $29,414
Goalkickers: T.Keogh 4, R.Ashman 4, P.Jones 3, D.McKay 3, M.Maclure 2, R.Walls. 1
Best: B.Doull, R.Ashman, P.Bedford, G.Southby, R.Austin, B.Armstrong
Reports: Nil
Injuries: Nil
Replacements: R.Ashman by A.Mangels and R.Walls by L.McConnon both in the last quarter.












Game Review

The Dogs were close at the main break, but the Blues powered away in this game at Waverley, celebrating Phil Pinnell's 150th game in style.

At VFL Park, Carlton and Footscray fought out a fairly even first half, but the Blues streaked away to score 11 goals to four in the second half to retain their place in the Five. Footscray did have some chances in the second half, but poor work in the forward line saw them kick 18 behinds and the game away. - Football Record.

Although they had to play in wet conditions at VFL Park, Carlton showed a return to form, when they banged on 6.4 in a fine third quarter, to race away to their 17th win in 29 games at League headquarters, over the in-and-out Footscray. The win was the Blues best in terms of winning margin over Footscray since 1969 and their third in a row over them at VFL Park. Footscray had their chances early in the third quarter and had played well enough in the second term to make a game of it, but inaccuracy let them down. - Football Record.

Team


B: 7 Graeme Whitnall 20 Geoff Southby 18 Kevin Heath
HB: 15 Phil Pinnell 11 Bruce Doull 21 Rod Austin
C: 26 Ray Byrne 12 Barry Armstrong 8 Trevor Keogh
HF: 36 Mark Maclure 43 David McKay 6 Peter Bedford
F: 4 Tony Southcombe 42 Robert Walls (c) 30 Tony Pickett
Ruck: 28 Peter Jones (vc) 22 John Tresize 14 Rod Ashman
Res: 10 Alan Mangels 32 Leigh McConnon
Coach: Ian Thorogood


Milestones

200 Games: Peter Jones
150 Games: Phil Pinnell


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