|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday March 27, 1993|
|Result: Lose by 6 points||Umpires: K.Callaghan & G.Vernon.||Crowd: 24,823|
|Goalkickers: R.Welsh 4, S.Kernahan 4, B.Heaver 4, G.Williams 1, A.Gleeson 1, E.Spalding 1, C.Bradley 1, A.Koutoufides 1.|
|Best: R.Welsh, G.Williams, C.Bradley, B.Heaver, S.Kernahan.|
|Reports: D.Wheildon (Fitz) for allegedly striking J.Dorotich with a right fist to the face during the second quarter.||Injuries: E.Spalding (corked thigh).|
Game ReviewThe Blues would go down to Fitzroy by 6 points in this season-opener at Princes Park. Notable for the debuts of Scott Spalding and Andrew McKay, one to become a Captain of the Club and 200 game player, and the other to play his solitary and only game on this very day, this game was a high-scoring entry to what would become a Grand Final year for the Blues.
Greg Williams would pick up 32 possessions and 3 Brownlow votes for his game, whilst Rohan Welsh - at this stage a great young hope as a forward and pinch hitting ruckman, would kick 4 and poll the 1 vote.
In this game the core of our 1995 Premiership team would be present, with Silvagni, Sexton, Hanna, McKay, Brown, Williams, Dean, Spalding, Kernahan, Bradley and Koutoufides all taking the field.
|B:||31 Tom Alvin||14 Michael Sexton||6 Jon Dorotich|
|HB:||1 Stephen Silvagni||13 Mil Hanna||43 Anthony Koutoufides|
|C:||20 Fraser Brown||2 Greg Williams||5 Andrew McKay|
|HF:||35 Peter Dean||11 Earl Spalding||34 Ron De Iulio|
|F:||38 Rohan Welsh||4 Stephen Kernahan (c)||17 Brent Heaver|
|Ruck:||40 Andrew Cavedon||21 Craig Bradley (vc)||12 Adrian Gleeson|
|Interchange:||8 Scott Spalding||25 Mark Athorn|
MilestonesDebut: Andrew McKay
Debut and Only Game: Scott Spalding
1993 | Round 2