Carlton holds off Sydney by 1 point in a thriller at Princes Park.

Round 22, 1993

Carlton 5.6 36 10.9 69 15.10 100 16.15 111
Sydney 5.3 33 6.7 43 12.8 80 16.14 110
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday August 28, 1993
Result: Win by 1 point Umpires: P. Cameron & A. Coates Crowd: 21,773 Gate: $50,574.50
Goalkickers: C.Bradley 3, S.Kernahan 3, R.Welsh 2, T.Powell 2, T.Alvin 1, F.Brown 1, G.Williams 1, B.Sholl 1, P.McCormack 1, B.Heaver 1.
Best: S.Silvagni, M.Sexton, C.Bradley, G.Williams,F.Brown, R.Welsh.
Reports: Nil. Injuries: A.Gleeson (back) replaced in the selected side by T.Powell.

Game Review

Whether it was the role of Mark Bayes who would tend to have the wood over Stephen Kernahan, or a relaxed team given a game against the clear bottom team in the Swans, the Blues didn’t get going in this final round match of 1993. Carlton were lucky to come away with the points, after scraping home by a solitary behind.

Carlton looked in the clear at half time, but the Swans continued to play with pride. Rohan Welsh kicked the winning point after the Swans had fought back from a 26 point halftime deficit to hit the front deep in the last quarter. Carlton scrambled to level the scores and then Welsh kicked the deciding point right on the siren following a Sydney error in defence.

If we had lost, it would have been one of the biggest upsets in history, considering the stakes.

Our main avenues to goal, Kernahan and Brent Heaver, appeared well held, and we had to rely on the midfield grunt of Fraser Brown and Greg Williams, with the 1 vote for the day, to bring us home.


B: 7 Brett Ratten 1 Stephen Silvagni 39 Ang Christou
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 14 Michael Sexton 31 Tom Alvin
C: 13 Mil Hanna 2 Greg Williams 9 Brett Sholl
HF: 20 Fraser Brown 11 Earl Spalding 34 Ron De Iulio
F: 38 Rohan Welsh 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 17 Brent Heaver
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 21 Craig Bradley (vc) 33 Matthew Hogg
Interchange: 30 Paul McCormack 22 Tim Powell
Coach: David Parkin

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