Carlton d Melbourne by 29 pts - VFL Park. Dees never in it

Round 5, 1980

Venue: VFL Park WaverleyDate: Friday April 25, 1980
Result: Win by 29 pointsUmpires: J.Morgan & Glen James Crowd: 60,784 Receipts; $116,727
Goalkickers: W.Johnston 4, R.Ashman 2, M.Young 2, V.Catoggio 1, A.Mangels 1, P.Maylin 1, J.Buckley 1, M.Maclure 1, P.Brown 1
Best; A.Mangels, R.Ashman
Reports: Nil Injuries: W.Johnston (bruised ankle) & V,Catoggio (strained hamstring)

Game Review

The thing to note about this game was Carlton allowing the opposition to reduce the margin towards the end of the game. It was to become a common theme throughout the year and perhaps an indicator that Carlton had the ability but not the attitude this year.

After Saturday's strong performance by Carlton's Rod Ashman he now shares the leader board for the Inside Football Player of the Year. Rod Ashman along with best on ground Alan Mangels provided a lot of drive around the midfield for the Blues. Their approach to their task was unrelenting as they ran hard to each contest and provided the Blues forwards with plenty of scoring opportunities. - Inside Football Player of the Year.

It's hard to believe that Carlton won last year's premiership without crack rover Rod Ashman in their line-up. Ashman was injured just before last year's finals series started and could not force his way back into the senior side, because of the Blues' abundance of small men. Missing out on a place in the premiership side has undoubtedly made Ashman more determined to suceed this season. He has been in magnificent form so far this season. His master-class display of roving against Melbourne on Saturday at VFL Park was first rate. Always first to the contest and he use of the football was outstanding. He set up a lot of forward thrusts for the Blues. At the moment Ashman is the best rover in the League and he sets the pace for Carlton's brilliant "mosquito fleet". No wonder they fought so hard to retain his services early last year when he wanted to quit the club. - Tony Greenberg Inside Football


B: 27 Des English 21 Rod Austin 18 Kevin Heath
HB: 6 Peter Fitzpatrick 43 David McKay 22 Robbert Klomp
C: 47 Peter Francis 10 Alan Mangels 13 Phil Maylin
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 36 Mark Maclure (vc) 5 Ken Sheldon
F: 2 Warren 'Wow' Jones 41 Peter Brown 4 Vin Catoggio
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick (c) 19 Michael Young 14 Rod Ashman
Interchange: 12 Barry Armstrong 16 Jim Buckley
Coach: Peter Jones

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