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Round 15 1978

Round 15, 1978
Melbourne vs Carlton
Saturday, 15 July
Venue: Waverley
Attendance: 16,870

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Melbourne0.61.72.112.14.26
Carlton2.47.911.1217.13.115
Match Statistics


Carlton win by 89 points

Goalkickers: Shane Fitzsimmons 1, Greg Hutchison 1

Milestones:
First Game
Gary Cooke

Last Game
Barry Tippett

Last MFC Game
Ross Brewer

Statistical categories led:
Lowest score at Waverley

Conditions at Waverley were atrocious, but it was no excuse for the ludicrously low score by the Demons. Carlton, for instance, had little problem booting 17 goals.

The loss, their eighth in a row, was such a disappointment that the commitee were forced to call a meeting in the following week with senior players to discuss their performance. It was the Demons lowest score since Round 5, 1908.

The goals came at the 10 minute mark of the second term and 16 minutes into the third.

Coach Dennis Jones said "That is the worst game of football I have ever seen". Even Carlton coach Alex Jesaulenko admitted the game told him nothing about his side.

Paul Thompson was reported for striking future Demon Vin Catoggio during the third quarter.

Dullard, Baker and Gaunt were the best the Demons had in what was their lowest ever score at Waverley. Paul Thompson was reported for striking but found not guilty.

Reserves
Carlton 17.19.121 d. Melbourne 15.3.93
Goals - Moir 3, Richards 3, Biffen 2, Mills 2, O'Keeffe 2, Begg 1, Norsworthy 1, Seaton 1
Best - Rea, Moir, Denny

Under 19's
Carlton 14.17.101 defeated Melbourne 10.13.73
Goals - Angelis 4, Davis 2, Mobbs 2, Bickford 1, Quine 1
Best - Angelis, Mehrten, McKay

Lists
Tribunal

Media
"A tragedy in four quarters" - The Age 17/07/1978
"Top level talks on Demons" - The Age 18/07/1978
Football Record R16 1978


Links
Blueseum match report

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