In the cold and wet at VFL Park, Carlton defeated Footscray by 36 points. First time all year Carlton scored less than 100 pts in a game.

Round 20, 1979

Carlton 4.4 20 6.10 46 10.15 75 12.18 90
Footscray 3.0 18 4.1 25 6.3 39 8.6 54
Venue: VFL Park Waverley Date: Saturday August 18, 1979
Result: Win by 36 points Umpires: Peter Cameron & Ken Norris Crowd: 25,075 Receipts: $36,403
Goalkickers : R.Ashman 3, K.Sheldon 2, J.Buckley 2, R.Galt 2, W.Johnston 1, P.Francis 1, M.Maclure 1.
Best: R.Ashman, B.Doull, R.Austin, G.Southby, P.McConville, A.Marcou, W.Harmes
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

On this cold and wet Saturday afternoon, just over 25,000 hardy souls ventured to Arctic Park to watch Carlton beat a plucky Footscray by six goals.

Thirty scoring shots to fourteen told the story of the match, with the conditions, and Carlton's inaccuracy in front of goal being the main reasons why the Blues failed to reach 100 points for one of only two occasions all year.

''Statistically Speaking
Carlton once again showed that they are going to be a force for the finals when they defeated Footscray by 36 points at VFL Park. Footscray will go down as being the first side in the 1979 season not to have 100 points kicked against them by the Blues. Carlton despite the wet conditions again had in excess of 100 handballs for the match. Their average for the 20 rounds so far is 107 per match. - Ray Young Football Record.''


B: 37 Wayne Harmes 20 Geoff Southby 43 David McKay
HB: 21 Rod Austin 11 Bruce Doull 33 Peter McConville
C: 47 Peter Francis 22 Robbert Klomp 19 Michael Young
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 36 Mark Maclure (acting vc) 5 Ken Sheldon
F: 28 Peter Jones (acting capt.) 17 Rod Galt 34 Alex Marcou
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick 12 Barry Armstrong 14 Rod Ashman
Interchange: 13 Michael Jez 16 Jim Buckley
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko


Debut: Michael Jez
Score Records: This was only one of two matches all year in which Carlton did not hit 100 points for the game in 1979

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