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Round 8, 1988         Carlton defeated North Melbourne by 13 points at Waverley. Kernahan kicked 6.

Round 8, 1988

Carlton 4.8 32 11.11 77 17.17 119 19.20 134
North Melbourne 3.0 18 8.2 50 11.3 69 19.7 121
Venue: Waverley Park Date: Saturday 21 May 1988
Result: won by 13 points Umpires: S.Harris & P.Howe Crowd: 22,978 Gate: $75,081
Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 6, S.Silvagni 2, J.Dorotich 2, W.Blackwell 2, A.Gleeson 2, W.McKenzie 2, R.Dennis 1, C.Bradley 1, F.Murphy 1.
Best: S.Kernahan, C.Bradley, W.Johnston, A.Gleeson, W.Blackwell, W.McKenzie.
Reports: Nil
Injuries: A.Gleeson (head laceration) & T.Alvin (Bruised right hand)













Game Review

This was the first game that these two sides played since their infamous "Battle of Britain" in which both sides turned an exhibition match in London into a slugfest. In contrast to that infamous London game, this game was relatively low key on the physical side of things. Whilst both sides being very competitive there was none of the spiteful fighting that had occurred at the end season clash.

Carlton had to withstand a last quarter surge from North Melbourne before it could leave VFL Park as the victor. The Blues led North by a whopping 50 points at three quarter time, but in the space of just 10 minutes in the final term, the inspired Roos reduced the margin to a mere seven points. A goal to Carlton strongman Jon Dorotich steadied the situation for the Blues and they eventually run out 13 point winners. Captain Stephen Kernahan (six goals) and former skipper Wayne Johnston set up Carlton's success with outstanding play throughout the match. - Tony Greenberg Inside Football.

Team

B: 16 Jim Buckley 9 Ken Hunter 37 Wayne Harmes
HB: 5 Steve Da Rui 22 Ian Aitken 31 Tom Alvin
C: 8 Wayne Blackwell 21 Craig Bradley 25 Ian Herman
HF: 32 David Glascott 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 3 Richard Dennis
F: 45 Warren McKenzie 1 Stephen Silvagni 30 Fraser Murphy
Ruck: 6 Jon Dorotich 7 Wayne Johnston 12 Adrian Gleeson
Interchange: 23 Paul Meldrum 43 Mick Kennedy
Emgs: 36 Michael Garvey 13 Mil Hanna 39 Mark Williams
Coach: Robert Walls


Milestones

100 Games: Paul Meldrum


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