Carlton d Sth Melbourne by 57 pts - Princes Park. Des English makes debut

Round 4, 1980

Sth Melbourne4.4285.8387.125413.1593
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday April 19, 1980
Result: Win by 57 pointsUmpires: Crowd: 20,794 Receipts; $24,178.40
Goalkickers: V.Catoggio 5, M.Fitzpatrick 3, K.Sheldon 3, P.Maylin 3, W.Johnston 2, P.Brown 2, W.Jones 1, R.Ashman 1, M.Young 1, M.Maclure 1
Best; K.Sheldon, R.Ashman, V.Catoggio, M.Fitzpatrick, M.Maclure, R.Austin, W.Johnston, P.Francis, P.Maylin
Reports: Nil
Injuries: J.Buckley (flu) replaced in the selected side by S.Buckley, P.McConville (slight hamstring strain)

Game Review

There is little doubt that Carlton half-forward Wayne Johnston will be one of the brightest stars of the 1980's. His attack on the footy and his preparedness to collect the hard ball for his fellow team-mates must surely inspire the playing group. He demonstrated this on many occassions throughout the match against South Melbourne on Saturday at Princes Park. However, Carlton almost let him slip through their fingers. Johnston went to Princes Park in 1978 from Lilydale, but was told that the Blues already had many players of similar build and ability. Johnston then moved to play VFA football with Prahran, still desperate to play League football. He tried to win a release to Melbourne, but the Blues decided that they have another look at him. And are they glad they gave him another chance! Johnston has been a star almost from his first match and his buzzing half-forward work is one of the reasons why Carlton are boss-cockys of the League - Jim Main Inside Football

Note; this was the same round that Essendon's Phil Carmen was reported for head-butting boundary umpire G.Carbery at Moorabbin.


B: 10 Alan Mangels 21 Rod Austin 18 Kevin Heath
HB: 33 Peter McConville 22 Robbert Klomp 27 Des English
C: 47 Peter Francis 5 Ken Sheldon 13 Phil Maylin
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 36 Mark Maclure (vc) 41 Peter Brown
F: 2 Warren 'Wow' Jones 43 David McKay 4 Vin Catoggio
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick (c) 19 Michael Young 14 Rod Ashman
Interchange: 6 Peter Fitzpatrick 39 Stephen Buckley
Coach: Peter Jones


50 Games: Ken Sheldon
Debuts: Des English, Stephen Buckley

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