Carlton lost to Collingwood by 19 points at Waverley Park.

Round 21, 1979

Carlton 6.6 42 10.7 67 11.9 75 14.17 101
Collingwood 5.3 33 11.6 72 17.8 110 18.12 120
Venue: Victoria Park Date: Saturday August 25, 1979
Result: Loss by 19 points Umpires: Bill Deller & John Sutcliffe Crowd: 36,509 Receipts: $40,198
Goalkickers : M.Fitzpatrick 3, K.Sheldon 2, A.Marcou 2, M.Maclure, B.Doull, W.Johnston, W.Harmes, R.Galt, M.Young, R.Ashman 1.
Best: K.Sheldon, P.McConville, M.Young, A.Marcou, B.Armstrong, M.Fitzpatrick
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

This was first time all year when a team clearly outplayed Carlton. It may have been the impetus for Collingwood to be able to make the Grand Final with a mediocre team...and nearly win it!

Collingwood managed to contain Carlton's small brigade of runners like Ashman, Buckley, Marcou, Armstrong, Keogh and Sheldon, before they kicked away in the third quarter to establish a break that the Blues just couldn't rein in. But coming on the eve of the finals, it was a valuable lesson for the Blues, and one that was learned very well.

This third loss of the season cut Carlton's margin at the top of the ladder to eight points over North Melbourne, with Fitzroy, Collingwood and Essendon making up the final five.


B: 37 Wayne Harmes 20 Geoff Southby 43 David McKay
HB: 33 Peter McConville 11 Bruce Doull 22 Robbert Klomp
C: 47 Peter Francis 9 Greg Towns 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: 21 Rod Austin 16 Jim Buckley
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko


Last Game and 100th Carlton Goal: Rod Galt
Last Game (Carlton): Greg Towns
Interesting Fact: This game appears to be the last time for almost 30 years that Carlton would play 3 Tasmanians, in Towns, Jones and Young.

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