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Round 12, 1995         Geelong served it up to Carlton all day in this thriller at Optus Oval, with the Blues prevailing at last by just three points.

Round 12, 1995

Carlton 5.4 34 9.9 63 12.14 86 16.16 112
Geelong 5.3 33 10.7 67 10.12 72 15.19 109
Venue: Optus Oval Date: Saturday June 24, 1995
Result: Win by 3 points Umpires: G.Caulfield, D.Goldspink & G.Vernon. Crowd: 32,368 (lockout).
Goalkickers: B.Pearce 4, G.Williams 3, S.Kernahan 3, F.Brown 2, M.Sexton 1, M.Hanna 1, S.Camporeale 1, J.Madden 1.
Best: C.Bradley, P.Dean, A.McKay, B.Ratten, S.Camporeale, G.Williams, B.Pearce.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil












Game Review

This game was a modern day classic and is generally accepted by Carlton fans as one of the best home & away games of the last 20 years, if not longer.

In one of the best and tightest games for the year, and in a season where Carlton were dominant but the Cats had confidence against us, the Blues narrowly held out a strong Cats outfit on the back of a 3 goal to nil third quarter. Gary Ablett would kick 4 goals 5 and arguably have the better of ‘SOS’ but not be able to convert. Their midfield, led by Gary ‘Buddha’ Hocking and the gatherer Liam Pickering would hold their own against Greg Williams, Brett Ratten and Craig Bradley (who would win the BOG) but the Blues would prevail on the back of yet another great forward performance by Brad Pearce. Pearce would kick 4 goals in this match, and play a pivotal role in the next rematch between these two teams – the 1995 Grand Final.

This game would mark the Carlton debut of Glenn Manton, a defender from Essendon. He would play in almost all the remainder of the games for the year, including our Grand Final win, and go on to be a very serviceable player for Carlton until 2003.

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.

Team


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 13 Mil Hanna
HF: 20 Fraser Brown 11 Earl Spalding 43 Anthony Koutoufides
F: 19 Brad Pearce 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 10 Barry Mitchell
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 2 Greg Williams 21 Craig Bradley (vc)
Interchange: 23 Dean Rice 15 Tony Lynn 22 Glenn Manton
Coach: David Parkin


Milestones:

Debut (Carlton): Glenn Manton

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