Round 3, 1978
Carlton vs Melbourne
Saturday 15 April
Venue: Princes Park
Carlton win by 13 points
Goalkickers: Henry Coles 3, Ross Brewer 2, Michael Byrne 1, Laurie Fowler 1, Colin Graham 1, Peter Johnston 1, Peter Thorne 1, Greg Wells 1
With both teams shockingly inaccurate in a poor game Carlton dragged themselves off the bottom of the VFL ladder with a hard fought win over the Demons.
Denis Jones said he wasn't disappointed with his side's performance but bemoaned that he was missing Ray Biffin through injury. Ross Brewer booted two goals in the opening term before Alex Jesaulenko put him out of the game.
After kicking ten goals in a quarter during their romp over Fitzroy a week earlier the Demons could only managed 11 for the day.
Best were Wells, Coles and Flower
Carlton 23.18.156 d. Melbourne 11.10.76
Goals - Alves 3, Gaunt 2, Clark 1, Cortese 1, Flower 1, Fuller 1, Hunnibell 1, Tippett 1
Best - Alves, Begg, Code
Carlton 23.9.147 d. Melbourne 13.14.92
Goals - Angelis 4, Barclay 2, Davis 1, Demunk 1, Maynard
Best - Phillips, Angelis, Chapman
Age - 17/04/1978
Football Record R4 1978
Blueseum match report