Ratten, Bradley and Manton dominate in Carlton's 25-point win over Hawthorn at Optus Oval.

Round 8, 1997

Carlton 5.4 34 10.9 69 12.15 87 15.16 106
Hawthorn 0.3 3 4.4 28 6.7 43 12.9 81
Venue: Optus Oval
Date: Sunday 18-May-1997 Result: Carlton won by 25 points
Umpires: Goldspink, Allen, Hanley Crowd: 31,251
Goalkickers: G.Manton, J.Murphy 3, G.Williams, L.Whitnall 2, S.Kernahan, A.Hickmott, S.Beaumont, A.Koutoufides, A.Whitehead 1.
Best: A.Christou, A.Hickmott, G.Manton, B.Ratten, C.Bradley, A.Whitehead, M.Allan, M.Sexton.
Reports: Nil Injuries: S.Silvagni (thigh).

Game Review

The Blues returned to form, dominating the first quarter, 5 goals to nil. They kicked another 5 goals in the second quarter, along with 5 behinds, though the Hawks finally started kicking goals with 4 but the Blues extended the margin to 41 points at half time. The third quarter was more even. The Hawks fought back in the last quarter with 3 unanswered goals but the Blues responded and ended up winning by 25 points.

The Blues dominated the midfield with Brett Ratten Best on Ground with 33 possessions. He was well supported by Craig Bradley with 29 and Adrian Whitehead. Glenn Manton was sensational at centre half forward with 28 possessions, 13 marks and 3 goals. Justin Murphy also kicked 3. Ang Christou was excellent in defence with 26 possessions, along with Michael Sexton. Adrian Hickmott had 27 possessions and a goal.


B: 33 Matthew Hogg 1 Stephen Silvagni 39 Ang Christou
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 14 Michael Sexton 9 Adrian Hickmott
C: 32 Adrian Whitehead 2 Greg Williams 43 Anthony Koutoufides
HF: 22 Glenn Manton 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 30 Adam White
F: 18 Justin Murphy 8 Lance Whitnall 27 Luke O'Sullivan
Ruck: 24 Matthew Allan 7 Brett Ratten 21 Craig Bradley (vc)
Interchange: 29 Simon Beaumont 35 Peter Dean 41 Jacob Anstey
Coach: David Parkin
In: Simon Beaumont Peter Dean
Out: Matt Clape (injured) Aaron Hamill


Club Milestone: 2,000th League Game. For a summary of Carlton's twentieth 100 League games, click here.

Brownlow Votes

3: Brett Ratten (CARL)
2: Glenn Manton (CARL)
1: Aaron Lord (HAW)

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