1990 Pre-Season

Fosters Cup - Round 1

Venue: Waverley Park (Night)
Date: Saturday, February 17, 1990Result: Win by 27 points
Umpires: S.McDonald, S.HarrisCrowd: 41,485 Gate: $150,881
Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 4, W.Johnston 4, J.Dorotich 3, F.Murphy 3, R.Dennis 1, D.Rhys-Jones 1, S.Minton-Connell 1.
Best: C.Bradley, D.Rhys-Jones, W.Johnston, J.Dorotich, A.Matthews.
Reports: Stephen Edgar (Striking Heath Shepherd) - Not GuiltyInjuries:

Game Review

The opening pre-season match of 1990 was between the arch-rivals and, 20 minutes into the third term, was still an even affair with the Blues a single goal in the lead. But then a devastating 20 minute patch of Carlton football saw that lead blow out to 40 points, snuffing the Magpies out of the game. Craig Bradley and Wayne Johnston in particular were in devastating form, while Jon Dorotich dominated Gayfer up forward and Kernahan kicked four in a far more even duel with Craig Kelly. The backline - in particular Da Rui, Blackwell, Rhys-Jones and newcomer Stephen Edgar - performed as a tight unit all evening.

The Blues won this encounter, 109 to 82, with veteran Wayne Johnston in devastating form, kicking four goals from 17 kicks. Skipper Stephen Kernahan also kicked four goals, while Jon Dorotich and Fraser Murphy kicked three apiece. Collingwood struggled for most of the night, although champion on-ball player Peter Daicos had more than 30 touches and a lively display from new recruit Tony Francis. Football Life.

Most Kicks: C.Bradley 20, W.Johnston 17, S.Silvagni 14 & F.Brown 14.
Most Handballs: W.Blackwell 9, G.Hawker 8 & S.Silvagni 8.
Most Marks: D.Rhys-Jones 5.


B: 8 Wayne Blackwell 1 Stephen Silvagni 22 Ian Aitken
HB: 5 Steve Da Rui 26 David Rhys-Jones 48 Ashley Matthews
C: 20 Fraser Brown 9 Stephen Edgar 11 Glenn Hawker
HF: 3 Richard Dennis 4 Stephen Kernahan 31 Tom Alvin
F: 28 David Kernahan 6 Jon Dorotich 30 Fraser Murphy
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 7 Wayne Johnston 21 Craig Bradley
Interchange: 40 Gerard Butts 55 Michael Sexton 33 Mark Majerczak
53 Simon Minton-Connell
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko

Fosters Cup - Quarter-Final

Venue: Waverley Park (Night)Date: Saturday, March 3, 1990
Result: Win by 1 pointUmpires: H.Kennedy, R.CastleCrowd: 14,613 Gate: $46,876
Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 2, A.Gleeson 2, R.Dennis 1, S.Edgar 1, T.Alvin 1, J.Dunlop 1, F.Brown 1.
Best: T.Alvin, S.Da Rui, W.Blackwell, S.Silvagni, W.Johnston, G.Hawker.
Reports: Injuries: T.Alvin (bruised thigh), R.Dennis (bruised calf).

Game Review

Carlton dominated early and if not for inaccurate kicking could have been well in control. But from then on the Swans, led brilliantly by Gerard Healy, never let up and it became a low-scoring, but intriguing affair with neither side giving an inch. When a Matthew Ryan goal put the Swans three points ahead with as many minutes to go, the game looked over. But Fraser Brown slotted a major from 25 metres out and two desperate, late charges from the Swans resulted in only behinds. Carlton home by a solitary point.
The Blues went into the game without Rhys-Jones, Bradley, Dean and Naley. In their absence Alvin, Da Rui (20 kicks each) and Silvagni all put in sterling efforts. Wayne Johnston was also in vintage form, except he could not kick straight - his return for the night was 0.7!


B: 8 Wayne Blackwell 22 Ian Aitken 28 David Kernahan
HB: 20 Fraser Brown 1 Stephen Silvagni 31 Tom Alvin
C: 38 Shane Robertson 5 Steve Da Rui 48 Ashley Matthews
HF: 3 Richard Dennis 4 Stephen Kernahan 7 Wayne Johnston
F: 30 Fraser Murphy 6 Jon Dorotich 9 Stephen Edgar
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 11 Glenn Hawker 12 Adrian Gleeson
Interchange: 24 Jamie Dunlop 33 Mark Majerczak 10 Grant Povey
53 Simon Minton-Connell
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko

Fosters Cup - Semi-Final

North Melbourne6.4406.84410.147414.1498
Venue: Waverley Park (Night)
Date: Saturday, March 10, 1990 Result: Loss by 28 points
Umpires: B.Sheehan, J.RussoCrowd: 12,449
Goalkickers: S.Edgar 2, F.Murphy 2, S.Kernahan, J.Dorotich, W.Johnston, F.Brown, I.Herman
Best: A.Gleeson, I.Aitken, W.Blackwell, F.Brown, T.Alvin, G.Hawker
Reports: Injuries: M.Majerczak (cut head), D.Kernahan (hamstring), T.Alvin (bruised knee)

Game Review

North Melbourne kicked the opening six goals in an explosive opening to the Fosters Cup Semi-Final. The Blues were able to close the match up, however, and by quarter-time had pegged back a couple of majors. They then totally took control in the second quarter and by half-time had remarkably turned around a 38 point deficit to hold a slight advantage. North were to provide the fiercer attack at the ball from then on however and ran out deserved 28 point winners. Despite the loss, the pre-season series provided coach Alex Jesaulenko with plenty of positives for the upcoming season after the disappointments of season 1989.


B: 22 Ian Aitken 28 David Kernahan 8 Wayne Blackwell
HB: 20 Fraser Brown 1 Stephen Silvagni 11 Glenn Hawker
C: 38 Shane Robertson 5 Steve Da Rui 33 Mark Majerczak
HF: 3 Richard Dennis 4 Stephen Kernahan 7 Wayne Johnston
F: 10 Grant Povey 6 Jon Dorotich 9 Stephen Edgar
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 31 Tom Alvin 12 Adrian Gleeson
Interchange: 24 Jamie Dunlop 25 Ian Herman 30 Fraser Murphy
41 Luke O'Sullivan
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko

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