Carlton defeated Footscray by 87 points at the Western Oval. Silvagni kicked 5.

Round 3, 1987

Venue: Western OvalDate: Saturday April 11, 1987
Result: Won by 87 pointsUmpires: Russo, WoodheadCrowd: 14,492 Receipts: $47,479
Goalkickers: Silvagni 5, Murphy, Sartori 3, Dennis, Meldrum 2, Gleeson, Kernahan & Motley 1
Best: A.Gleeson, C.Bradley, F.Murphy, P.Meldrum, P.Motley, S.Silvagni, P.Sartori, J.Dorotich, T.Alvin.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Johnston - hand.

Game Review

Silvagni had another impressive match up forward as the Blues smashed the Dogs at the Kennel; imagine how many goals he could have kicked if he wasn't the Full Back of the Century?

It seems that the Blues are starting to slip into top gear. Players like Sartori are improving with each run, young Adrian Gleeson is relishing his opportunities and Craig Bradley has bounced back with a vengeance. Young Stephen Silvagni showed Simon Beasley how it's done up forward and at his tender age has already developed into a mature competitor. And new boy Richard Dennis showed the stuff of which AFL football at senior level demands - the marking, kicking and team skills were all there. It all looks ominous for those visitors from the West, who this week meet Carlton in the Blues domain. The Eagles went down at home on Sunday and by the time Carlton finishes with them they'll wish they'd saved their air fares and concentrated on year round sailing. One thing's for sure, if the Blues get through the year having strung together wins like the Western Oval one on Saturday, they'll be right in the thick of the action come September. - Inside Football.

Carlton who had not won at the Western Oval since 1982 handed out an 87 point thrashing to the Bulldogs. Craig Bradley with 35 disposals (28 + 7) and Adrian Gleeson 28 disposals (23 + 5) were fine players for the Blues. Bradley has shown much form in the past couple of weeks for the Blues and his performance against Footscray sounds a warning to the other clubs. Stephen Silvagni kicked five goals from his nine kicks and he was a little straighter in the match after last weeks four goals seven behinds. - Footy Week.

Refer to the attachment for players statistics from this game.


B: 43 Mick Kennedy 35 Peter Dean 23 Paul Meldrum
HB: 2 Peter Motley 6 Jon Dorotich 31 Tom Alvin
C: 26 David Rhys-Jones 21 Craig Bradley 15 Bernie Evans
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 3 Richard Dennis
F: 18 Peter Sartori 1 Stephen Silvagni 30 Fraser Murphy
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden (vc) 32 David Glascott 12 Adrian Gleeson
Interchange: 41 Peter Rohde 22 Ian Aitken
Coach: Robert Walls

Brownlow Votes

3: Paul Meldrum (CARL)
2: Craig Bradley (CARL)
1: Peter Motley (CARL)

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