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Round 19, 1978         Rod Ashman starred as Carlton overcame Fitzroy by 11 points in the slush at VFL Park.

Round 19, 1978

Carlton5.5355.9396.10469.1569
Fitzroy0.224.4287.8508.1058
Venue: VFL Park WaverleyDate: Saturday August 12, 1978
Result: Win by 11 pointsUmpires: G.James & G.Fellows Crowd: 21,410 Receipts: $27,444
Goalkickers: V.Catoggio 2, R.Galt 2, D.Collins 1, K.Sheldon 1, G.Towns 1, B. Armstrong 1, R.Ashman 1.
Best: R.Ashman, V.Catoggio, G.Towns, B.Doull, P.Jones, P.Pinnell, D.Collins.
Reports: Nil Injuries: B.Armstrong (knee)












Game Review

This miserable, wet day was memorable for the dominance of Carlton rover Rod Ashman, who played his 100th game for the Blues and collected 42 disposals to be clearly best on ground. The only blemish in "Ashy's" game came around the goals, where he scored 1.5 from six shots.

By contrast, Rino Pretto scored full points after his only mark and only kick in his solitary game for Fitzroy. However, Pretto would later go on to be a prolific full-forward for VFA club Oakleigh throughout the 1980's.

Carlton rover Rod Ashman went on a kick-winning spree against Fitzroy at VFL Park, and was a major factor behind the Blues victory. Ashman revelled in the wet and trying conditions that were ideally suited to his in and under style of play that set up a lot of attacking play for the Blues. - Inside Football Player of the Year.

Team

B: 37 Wayne Harmes 20 Geoff Southby 41 Peter Brown
HB: 15 Phil Pinnell 43 David McKay (vc) 11 Bruce Doull
C: 30 Tony Pickett 9 Greg Towns 1 Denis Collins
HF: 25 Alex Jesaulenko (cc) 36 Mark Maclure 12 Barry Armstrong
F: 17 Rod Galt 33 Peter McConville 4 Vin Catoggio
Ruck: 28 Peter Jones 8 Trevor Keogh 14 Rod Ashman
Interchange: 21 Rod Austin 5 Ken Sheldon
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko


Milestones

50 Games: Greg Towns
100 Games: Rod Ashman


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