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Round 8, 1977         Carlton d Nth Melbourne by 3 pts - Princes Park. Inaccurate kicking cost us a bigger margin

Round 8, 1977

Carlton2.6183.9277.16588.1765
Nth Melbourne2.1135.6365.7379.862
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday May 21, 1977
Result: Win by 3 pointsUmpires: K.Smith & I.Robinson Crowd: 22,364 Receipts: $21,512
Goalkickers: R.Walls 2, P.Bedford 1, R.Ashman 1, R.Ohlsen 1, R.Byrne 1, P.McKenna 1, M.Maclure 1
Best: D.McKay, R.Byrne, B.Doull, R.Ashman, G.Whitnall, A.Jesaulenko, R.Walls
Reports: R.Walls (Carlton) by field umpire I.Robinson on a charge of deliberately striking S.Icke (Nth Melb.) in the face with his clenched fist in the last quarter. 2 weeks suspension
Injuries: Nil
Replacements: R.Ohlsen by T.Keogh at half-time & A.Mangels by T.Pickett in the last quarter












Game Review


Wingman Ray Byrne was the major factor in Carlton's shock three point win over North Melbourne. Byrne's handpassing was spectacular against star opponent Keith Greig, and he picked up 17 kicks as well. David McKay's return to senior side was a handy addition to the struggling Blues which helped to bolster their aerial strengths. - Inside Football Player of the Year.

Carlton shocked North Melbourne with their early desire, better field kicking and better use of the wind for the first three quarters, but North fought back strongly, with far more accuracy than the Blues to only go down by three points. The Blues should have built up an unassailable lead by half time, with the opportunities they had, but were not impressive on the forward line. North did however hold the Blues down to their lowest winning score on matches since 1968 (at Moorabbin). - Football Record.

Carlton defeated North Melbourne by three points in a low-scoring clash at Princes Park. The Blues were the more impressive team but wasted opportunities on the forward line. - Football Record.

Team

B: 7 Graeme Whitnall 21 Rod Austin 4 Tony Southcombe
HB: 15 Phil Pinnell 11 Bruce Doull 25 Alex Jesaulenko
C: 26 Ray Byrne 6 Peter Bedford 32 Leigh McConnon
HF: 22 John Tresize 42 Robert Walls (c) 43 David McKay
F: 36 Mark Maclure 27 Peter McKenna 10 Alan Mangels
Ruck: 28 Peter Jones (vc) 24 Russell Ohlsen 14 Rod Ashman
Res: 8 Trevor Keogh 30 Tony Pickett
Coach: Ian Thorogood



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