Carlton d Melbourne by 40 pts - MCG. Held Dees scoreless in last term

Round 7, 1981

Venue: M.C.G.Date: Saturday May 9, 1981
Result: Win by 40 pointsUmpires: Dargazel & QuinnCrowd: 22,020 Receipts: $44,467
Goalkickers: P.Bosustow 3, A.Marcou 2, D.Lenaghan 2, M.Maclure 2, M.Fitzpatrick 1, R.Ashman 1, G.Whitnall 1.
Best: A.Marcou, B.Doull, V.Perovic, G.Whitnall, R.Klomp, P.Francis.
Reports: Nil
Injuries: W.Johnston replaced by D.Glascott in selected side, G.Whitnall (calf and lacerated scalp), G.Wells (thumb), R.Ashman (ankle), D.English (calf)

Game Review

The debut of 2 players who did not have long careers seems to indicate that Carlton had little respect for the Barassi coached Demons. The Demons hung on as late as midway through the last quarter, but were finished off by a more complete Carlton unit.

Blue Greg Sharp highlighted this match as one he recalled, many years later, when contacted by the Blueseum given his key match-up on Dee Robert Flower.

At the MCG, a sluggish Carlton could have been grateful for the performance of Alex Marcou, whose 22 kicks and six handballs enabled the Blues to comfortably beat Melbourne in the finish. - Inside Football Player of the Year.

Carlton defeated Melbourne by 40 points at the MCG, Bruce Doull and Alex Marcou were the Blues best and Graham Gaunt did well for the Demons. - Football Record.


B: 27 Des English 48 Geoff Hocking 9 Ken Hunter
HB: 22 Robbert Klomp 15 Val Perovic 11 Bruce Doull
C: 13 Phil Maylin 30 Graeme Whitnall 47 Peter Francis
HF: 4 Peter Bosustow 36 Mark Maclure 1 Greg Wells
F: 2 Warren 'Wow' Jones 17 Robert Dutton 34 Alex Marcou
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick (c) 29 Greg Sharp 14 Rod Ashman
Interchange: 35 Denis Lenaghan 32 David Glascott
Coach: David Parkin


Debut and Only Game (Carlton): Robert Dutton
Debut: Geoff Hocking

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