Carlton and South Melbourne fought out a close one at the Lakeside Oval

Round 11, 1979

Carlton 6.2 38 9.3 57 14.8 92 20.12 132
South Melbourne 4.4 28 9.8 62 12.15 87 18.18 126
Venue: Lakeside Oval Date: Monday June 18, 1979
Result: Win by 6 points Umpires: Peter Cameron & John Sutcliffe Crowd: 24,771 Receipts: $32,347
Goalkickers : P.McConville 3, T.Keogh 3, W.Harmes 3, A.Marcou 2, P.Jones 2, M.Maclure 2, K.Sheldon 2, M.Fitzpatrick, D.Collins, W.Johnston 1.
Best: R.Austin, T.Keogh, R.Klomp, P.Francis, W.Harmes, A.Mangels
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

A bright, sunny day at the Lake Oval provided Carlton (perhaps still basking in the joy of defeating Collingwood) with a surprisingly stern test against the lowly Swans. South led by 5 points at half-time, thanks mainly to the efforts of Tony Morwood, who ended up kicking seven goals for the match in a Best on Ground performance.

There was still five points in it at the last break, but the advantage by then was with the Blues. In a freewheeling last term, Carlton kicked 6.4 to the Swans 6.3 and got home by a goal.

Alex Jesaulenko may have taken his last ever 'Jezza' for Carlton that day, in the goal square. (He certainly took a speccy for St. Kilda in his first match as captain-coach with them the following year).

In other matches, Fitzroy thrashed Geelong at the Junction Oval, and moved up to third on the ladder behind Carlton and North Melbourne.

After 11 rounds Carlton held top spot with only one loss, but in this latest round struck strong resistance from South Melbourne, which was near the bottom. Tony Morwood gave the Carlton defence many headaches and finished with seven goals. One of South's best was rover Bernie Evans, who was later to join Carlton. - Football Record.


B: 10 Alan Mangels 20 Geoff Southby 18 Kevin Heath
HB: 21 Rod Austin 22 Robbert Klomp 9 Greg Towns
C: 1 Denis Collins 37 Wayne Harmes 30 Tony Pickett
HF: 4 Vin Catoggio 36 Mark Maclure (acting vc) 8 Trevor Keogh
F: 28 Peter Jones (acting capt.) 33 Peter McConville 34 Alex Marcou
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick 12 Barry Armstrong 5 Ken Sheldon
Interchange: 47 Peter Francis 7 Wayne Johnston
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko


Last game: Tony Pickett

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