|Venue: Kardinia Park||Date: Saturday April 2, 1977|
|Result: Win by 78 points||Umpires: H.Lyons & J.Morgan||Crowd: 25,317 Receipts $26,808|
|Goalkickers: M.Maclure 4, R.Ashman 3, R.Walls 3, P.Jones 2, R.Galt 2, T.Southcombe 1, T.Keogh 1, G.Towns 1|
|Best: R.Ashman, P.Jones, M.Maclure, A.Jesaulenko, G.Towns, T.Keogh|
|Reports: K.Higgins (Geelong) reported by field umpire Lyons for allegedly striking R.Ashman (Carlton) with a clenched fist to the head in the third quarter - 2 weeks suspension.|
Game ReviewThe Blues, filling their fans with expectation given recent performances and an emerging young crop of players, were off to a cracking start to 1977 with a huge 78 point victory over Geelong at Kardinia Park.
After a diappointing first quarter, Carlton took control of the match at Kardinia Park and inflicted the biggest hiding ever in 153 games played against the Cats on any ground. They won by 78 points, bettering their 1933 record of 73 points. It was the second time in the last two matches and the third time in the last 23 matches against the Blues that the Cats have failed to better 46 points. Geelong had few good players on the day, whereas Carlton literally won in every position. - Football Record.
At Kardinia Park, Carlton massacred Geelong and rover Rod Ashman and ruckman Peter Jones were the main weapons. - Inside Football Player of the Year.
Carlton performed brilliantly in its first match under new captain Robert Walls who had replaced Alex Jesaulenko. The Blues won by 78 points with Rod Ashman, Mark Maclure and Jesaulenko the stars. - Football Record.
|B:||7 Graeme Whitnall||21 Rod Austin||18 Kevin Heath|
|HB:||25 Alex Jesaulenko||11 Bruce Doull (vc)||15 Phil Pinnell|
|C:||22 John Tresize||8 Trevor Keogh||26 Ray Byrne|
|HF:||4 Tony Southcombe||42 Robert Walls (c)||9 Greg Towns|
|F:||17 Rod Galt||36 Mark Maclure||16 Jim Buckley|
|Ruck:||28 Peter Jones (dvc)||24 Russell Ohlsen||14 Rod Ashman|
|Res:||31 Danny Halloran||10 Alan Mangels|
MilestonesDebut: John Tresize and Tony Southcombe
Last Game: Danny Halloran
1977 | Round 2