Carlton defeated Collingwood by 34 points - Victoria Park.

Round 3, 1982

Venue: Victoria ParkDate: Saturday April 10, 1982
Result: Win by 34 pointsUmpires: Dye & BryantCrowd: 36,053 Receipts; $53,368
Goalkickers: M.Fitzpatrick 3, P.Bosustow 3, K.Hunter 3, P.McConville 3, P.Maylin 2, A.Marcou 2, K.Sheldon 1, W.Johnston 1, A.Marcou 1, D.Glascott 1
Best; W.Johnston, P.McConville, D.English, P.Bosustow, M.Fitzpatrick, A.Marcou, K.Hunter, D.Glascott
Reports: Nil
Injuries: G.Southby replaced by M.Bortolotto in selected side. J.Buckley went into the 18 and Marchesani and W.Jones became interchange. R.Ashman (concussion) replaced in the second quarter, K.Hunter (concussion), Marcou (cut eye)

Game Review

Carlton had drawn the first game and lost the second to the Dons and things weren't looking good...how do you get back in form but play the Pies in a blockbuster? This was the day that Carlton found out that Johnston could play in the centre and Hunter could play as a forward.

Through injury Johnston was thrown in to the centre at half time and Hunter who was knocked cold was put up forward with devastating effects. We were a few goals down at half time and kicked 9 in the third with Johnno (the Pies nightmare) and Hunter cutting them up and we went on to win by 34 points.

The gates were shut at Victoria Park after 12.30pm as more than 36,000 people crammed in to see the traditional Collingwood-Carlton clash. The Blues played brilliantly in the third term, adding nine goals to two to reverse a four-goal deficit. - Football Record.

Carlton defender Ken Hunter maintains the lead for the Inside Footballer of the Year. He failed to poll any votes against Collingwood but could be considered unlucky. The plucky Hunter was concussed in the first half yet, when switched to full-forward in the second half, he kicked three goals. But the honours in the match at Victoria Park went to Carlton half-forward Wayne Johnston, a major factor in the Blues second half recovery and ultimate victory. Wayne Johnston led the way in the 2nd half as the Magpies were overhauled. Johnston picked up a heap of possessions and constantly fired the Blues into attack to earn best on ground. His team-mate Peter McConville was a model of consistency and also was in the votes and finished with three goals. - Inside Football Player of the Year.

Wonder if Carlton will consider leaving its champion defender Ken Hunter at full-forward. Hunter was moved to full-forward after half time of Saturday's big clash against Collingwood at Victoria Park - he'd been severely concussed in the first quarter but got the medical all-clear to continue. He bravely battled the effects of concussion and kicked three goals to help lift the Blues to victory after they'd trailed by 24 points at half-time. Carlton does lack marking strength up forward and there's no doubt Hunter is one of the finest marks in the game - he's also an accurate kick and a fierce competitor. I'm sure he'd make an excellent fist of the spearhead position on a permanent basis. It's doubtful however, if Carlton would consider taking him away from defence where he's starred since joining the club from WA last year. Tony Greenberg Inside Football.

Carlton star, Wayne Johnston, is aptly nicknamed..... Johnston was dubbed Dominator by teammate Mark Maclure in his first year with the Blues in 1979. He's certainly lived up to that name since then. Johnston has dominated many matches for Carlton from a half forward flank and has earned a reputation for being one of the best opportunists in the game. But is Saturday's vital encounter against Collingwood, Johnston was seen at his dominating best in a different role. With Carlton trailing by four goals at half time, coach David Parkin moved Johnston to the centre. That was to prove a stroke of genius by Parkin. Johnston become a dominant force in the middle and inspired the Blues to a great 34 point victory. - Tony Greenberg Inside Football

''Hark to Parkin
You can't help but have a growing admiration for Carlton coach David Parkin. He has a top approach to football. He was my choice in the back pocket for channel 7's Hall of Fame last season. Parkin was an excellent defender from that position and went on to coach the Hawks to the 1978 premiership. And he has added a lot of the Hawthorn mood to the skills of Carlton, to make the Blues not only clever and talented, but aggressive in their tackling as well. David Parkin is almost the only VFL coach who works full-time at another job, yet he still got Carlton to the Grand Final and a premiership pennant last season. His attitude to the game and the players is excellent and he talks knowledgeably about football. David Parkin rules with an iron fist, but he's not a ranter or raver. - Doug Wade Inside Football.''

This game is remembered fondly by Carlton fans, and is considered one of our best wins in the Home & Away rounds of the 1980's. For more games like this, please click here.


B: 27 Des English 6 Mario Bortolotto 15 Val Perovic
HB: 22 Robbert Klomp 9 Ken Hunter 33 Peter McConville
C: 13 Phil Maylin 1 Greg Wells 32 David Glascott
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 11 Bruce Doull 25 Frank Marchesani
F: 40 Scott Howell 4 Peter Bosustow 34 Alex Marcou
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick (c) 5 Ken Sheldon 14 Rod Ashman
Interchange: 2 Warren 'Wow' Jones 16 Jim Buckley
Coach: David Parkin


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