|Venue: Optus Oval||Date: Saturday August 27, 1994|
|Result: Win by 113 points||Umpires: G. Vernon, D. Howlett, G. Scroop||Crowd: 32,486 Gate: $95,709|
|Goalkickers: F.Brown 7, A.Gleeson 4, S.Kernahan 3, B.Mitchell 2, C.Bradley 2, A.Christou 1, M.Hogg 1, A.Koutoufides 1, G.Williams 1, A.McKay 1, B.Ratten 1, J.Madden 1.|
|Best: C.Bradley, B.Mitchell, F.Brown, M.Hogg, A.Gleeson, J.Madden, A.Koutoufides.|
|Reports: A.McKay (Carl) for allegedly disputing a decision during the third quarter. G.Dear (Rich) for allegedly striking G.Williams (Carl) with a forearm to the face duirng the first quarter.|
Game ReviewThe Carlton of 1994 were very much about Greg Williams, Stephen Kernahan and Stephen Silvagni leading a strong support cast. Round 23 saw the support cast rise up and smash a mid-tier team. Fraser Brown, probably having the best year of his career, would kick 7 goals straight in a role up forward – one that he was asked to play on occasion whilst learning to take the centre role from Williams.
But it was a new player for the year, Barry Mitchell who would take the votes in this game, with a huge 45 possessions and 2 goals. The Blues racked up 372 possessions and only 64 marks, demonstrating the huge running and handball game that we were capable of at the time. 175 handballs fed through half back to the midfield was a result of the style we played – a burgeoning wall at half back and a fleet of runners through the middle.
This was the only win that Carlton had had in either a Round 23 or 24 home and away match in the League's history.
Blueseum Footnote: This game has been selected by the Blueseum as one highlighting the career of Anthony Koutoufides. To read more, click here.
|B:||7 Brett Ratten||1 Stephen Silvagni||5 Andrew McKay|
|HB:||13 Mil Hanna||35 Peter Dean||14 Michael Sexton|
|C:||21 Craig Bradley (vc)||2 Greg Williams||43 Anthony Koutoufides|
|HF:||31 Tom Alvin||11 Earl Spalding||39 Ang Christou|
|F:||20 Fraser Brown||4 Stephen Kernahan (c)||12 Adrian Gleeson|
|Ruck:||44 Justin Madden||33 Matthew Hogg||10 Barry Mitchell|
|Interchange:||24 Matthew Allan||32 Adrian Whitehead||15 Tony Lynn|
MilestonesScore Records: This is one of Carlton's greatest ever winning margins in the VFL / AFL.
200 Games (AFL): Greg Williams
Brownlow Votes3. Barry Mitchell, Carlton
2. Anthony Koutoufides, Carlton
1. Justin Madden, Carlton
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