|Venue: VFL Park - Waverley||Date: Saturday April 22, 1978|
|Result: Lose by 27 points||Umpires: John Morgan & Tony Bryant||Crowd: 34,516 Receipts: $52,261.20|
|Goalkickers: R.Walls 4, J.Buckley 3, P.McConville 3, D.McKay 2, V.Catoggio 1, M.Young 1, P.Halsall 1, R.Serafini 1|
|Best: A.Jesaulenko, R.Walls, B.Doull, M.Young, D.Collins, D.McKay, J.Buckley, T.Keogh|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewAfter Ian Stewart could no longer coach Carlton due to ill health, Serge Silvagni would step in as caretaker Senior Coach from this round and would also coach the Blues in Rounds 5 and 6, before Alex Jesaulenko could take the reins as the new Coach.
Essendon gained the upper hand late in the third quarter, and then ran away with the game in the last quarter. Carlton took the initiative early and played very well, not allowing the enthusiastic Bombers to get into the game - but it was short lived. The Bombers final tally was their best at VFL Park. - Football Record.
A team list from the Record of the day can be found here.
|B:||10 Alan Mangels||20 Geoff Southby||42 Robert Walls (c)|
|HB:||25 Alex Jesaulenko (vc)||11 Bruce Doull||30 Tony Pickett|
|C:||7 Graeme Whitnall||37 Wayne Harmes||1 Denis Collins|
|HF:||6 Peter Fitzpatrick||43 David McKay (dvc)||19 Michael Young|
|F:||17 Rod Galt||33 Peter McConville||4 Vin Catoggio|
|Ruck:||28 Peter Jones||8 Trevor Keogh||16 Jim Buckley|
|Interchange:||23 Renato Serafini||35 Peter Halsall|
MilestonesDebut (As Coach): Serge Silvagni
Last Games: Renato Serafini, Peter Halsall
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