|Venue: MCG||Date: Sunday July 9, 1995|
|Result: Win by 30 points||Umpires: G.Dore, C.Mitchell & G.Scroop.||Crowd: 84,745|
|Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 6, B.Pearce 4, G.Williams 2, C.Bradley 2, M.Hanna 1, A.Christou 1, D.Rice 1.|
|Best: A.Koutoufides, M.Sexton, B.Ratten, S.Kernahan, C.Bradley, B.Pearce, F.Brown.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewThe Richmond bandwagon rolled into this round 14 top-of-the table clash and brought over 84,000 fans with it as a sign of the latent power of these two traditional rivals. Richmond were having a stellar year, their best for 15 years (and it remains their best to 2009 - the time of writing this report) on the back of a strong midfield comprising Wayne Campbell, Matthew Knights, Paul Broderick and former Blue Chris Bond.
But Carlton would have their measure in this cracker of a game - a fitting celebration of the 300th VFL/AFL appearance of beanpole ruckman Justin 'Harry' Madden. With only points in it at three quarter time, the Blues blew the Tigers away with a five goal to nothing last term to take top spot on the AFL ladder. Craig Bradley kicked a magnificent running goal from 50 to seal it, which unfortunately didn't make it onto the Ballistic Blues 1995 season video!
Key players included the emerged – no more emerging to talk about – Anthony Koutoufides with 34 possessions and 10 marks in midfield, Brad Pearce with 4 goals 4 and the captain, Stephen Kernahan with six. A superb support cast of Andrew McKay, Craig Bradley and Adrian Whitehead helped the Blues through.
One problem spot was a big game from Tiger Stephen Jurica, who kicked four on Stephen Silvagni in a surprisingly successful move. This was probably Jurica’s best game in his relatively short career.
This game is remembered fondly by Carlton fans, and is considered one of our best wins in the Home & Away rounds of the 1990's. For more games like this, please click here.
Blueseum Footnote: This game has been selected by the Blueseum as one highlighting the career of Anthony Koutoufides. To read more, click here.
|B:||32 Adrian Whitehead||1 Stephen Silvagni||14 Michael Sexton|
|HB:||5 Andrew McKay||35 Peter Dean||39 Ang Christou|
|C:||16 Scott Camporeale||7 Brett Ratten||43 Anthony Koutoufides|
|HF:||21 Craig Bradley (vc)||11 Earl Spalding||13 Mil Hanna|
|F:||19 Brad Pearce||4 Stephen Kernahan (c)||10 Barry Mitchell|
|Ruck:||44 Justin Madden||2 Greg Williams||20 Fraser Brown|
|Interchange:||23 Dean Rice||6 Matt Clape||22 Glenn Manton|
Milestones:300 Games (AFL): Justin Madden
50 Games: Anthony Koutoufides
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