|Venue: VFL Park Waverley||Date: Saturday July 10, 1982|
|Result: Win by 76 points||Umpires: V.Vasiliou & P.Cameron||Crowd: 27,829 Receipts; $67,010|
|Goalkickers: Ditchburn 12, W.Johnston 2, A.Marcou 2, W.Jones 1, M.Fitzpatrick 1, P.Bosustow 1, P.Meldrum 1, R.Ashman 1.|
|Best; R.Ditchburn, R.Ashman, V.Perovic, J.Buckley, G.Southby, W.Johnston, M.Bortolotto, W.Jones.|
|Reports: P.Maylin (Carlton) by field umpire P.Cameron for allegedy striking M.Nettlefold (St Kilda) with a right clenched fist to the face in the third quarter.|
|G.Burns (St Kilda) by field umpire V.Vasiliou for allegedy striking M.Bortolotto with the left forearm to the face in the first quarter.|
|G.Burns (St Kilda) by field umpire V.Vasiliou for allegedy striking W.Harmes with the left forearm to the face in the second quarter.|
Ross Ditchburn kicked an amazing 12 goals in this whitewash of the Saints at Waverley. Ditchburn would equal the efforts of Greg Kennedy 10 years earlier in kicking 12 for the Blues, the only two players in our history to do it. Of course, Horrie Clover went one better with 13 in 1921.
Full forwards dominated the voting in the first half of the split 16th round. Carlton's Ross Ditchburn slammed on 12 goals to secure his spot in the seniors (Simon Beasley also booting 12 goals). After biding his time in the Carlton reserves for several weeks, Ditchburn got his chance to prove himself recently and has performed well in the last two matches. Ditchburn received top votes because he provided a great target for his team-mates and capitalised on his opportunities. Rod Ashman also had a day out collecting a swag of possessions and being resposnible for a lot of forward thrusts and scoring opportunities. - Inside Football Player of the Year.''
It took the Blues a long time to give Ditchburn the chance he wanted in the seniors. Despite several big performances in the reserves and Carlton's acknowledged lack of key forwards, Ditchburn appeared to be overlooked. When he got his chance against Melbourne two weeks ago, he booted six goals. Having grabbed our attention with that display, Ditchburn rammed home his point by kicking 12 goals against St Kilda on the weekend. - Doug Wade Inside Football
|B:||37 Wayne Harmes||20 Geoff Southby (vc)||6 Mario Bortolotto|
|HB:||24 Brendan Hartney||15 Val Perovic||11 Bruce Doull|
|C:||13 Phil Maylin||5 Ken Sheldon||25 Frank Marchesani|
|HF:||7 Wayne Johnston||36 Mark Maclure||4 Peter Bosustow|
|F:||3 Mike Fitzpatrick (c)||8 Ross Ditchburn||34 Alex Marcou|
|Ruck:||2 Warren 'Wow' Jones||16 Jim Buckley||14 Rod Ashman|
|Interchange:||22 Robbert Klomp||23 Paul Meldrum|
MilestonesTop Goalkicking performances in a Game: Ross Ditchburn's 12 goals ranks equal 2nd best by a Carlton player.
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