Melbourne shocked the disappointing Blues with a five-goal victory at the MCG.

Round 22, 1988

Carlton 3.3 21 4.4 28 5.5 35 10.6 66
Melbourne 8.2 50 9.7 61 11.12 78 14.12 96
Venue: MCG Date: Saturday 27 August 1988
Result: lost by 30 points Umpires: P.Carey & D.Rich Crowd: 50,178 Gate: $192,571
Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 2, J.Dorotich 2, W.Johnston 1, K.Hunter , A.Gleeson 1, M.Naley 1, P.Sartori 1, F.Murphy 1.
Best: J.Dorotich, P.Meldrum, T.Alvin, W.Johnston, J.Dunlop.
Reports: R.Grinter (Mel) for striking J.Madden (Car) in the first quarter,
S.O'Dwyer (Mel) for striking P.Sartori (Car) in the third quarter
P.Sartori (Car) for striking S.O'Dwyer (Mel) in the third quarter
Injuries: A.Gleeson (ribs) & I.Herman (ankle)

Game Review

The Demons - playing for a spot in the finals - jumped the Blues early in terrrible conditions. Carlton fought back to within 12 points in the last quarter, before Melbourne counter-attacked and Andy Lovell scored a goal to snuff out the comeback.

Melbourne finally clinches a finals berth when it ends a five game losing sequence by downing reigning premier Carlton at the MCG by 30 points. The Demons get away to a flying start in the match booting eight goals to Carlton's three in the opening term. They increase the lead to 43 points at the last change and the result appears a foregone conclusion. But five quick goals by the Blues brings the contest to life. They reduce the deficit to just a couple of goals before Melbourne steadies and secures a place in the final five for the second year in a row. - Tony Greenberg Inside Football.


B: 43 Mick Kennedy 22 Ian Aitken 24 Jamie Dunlop
HB: 31 Tom Alvin 26 David Rhys-Jones 23 Paul Meldrum
C: 8 Wayne Blackwell 21 Craig Bradley 25 Ian Herman
HF: 32 David Glascott 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 30 Fraser Murphy
F: 6 Jon Dorotich 18 Peter Sartori 12 Adrian Gleeson
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden (vc) 7 Wayne Johnston 17 Mark Naley
Interchange: 9 Ken Hunter 13 Mil Hanna
Emgs: 5 Steve Da Rui 47 Andrew McKinnon 15 Bernie Evans
Coach: Robert Walls

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