Carlton no match for North Melbourne at Optus Oval.

Round 9, 1998

Nth Melbourne2.2147.74910.96917.13115
Venue: Optus Oval
Date: Saturday May 23, 1998 Result: Lose by 41 points
Umpires: Sheehan, McLaren, BurtonCrowd: 20,636
Goalkickers: F.Brown, J.Murphy 2, M.Allan, A.Hamill, A.Koutoufides, D.Lang, D.Rice, S.Silvagni 1.
Best: B.Ratten, S.Silvagni, D.Lock, F.Brown, D.Rice.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

The Blues would continue a series of disappointing games with this 41 point loss at home in front of a small Princes Park crowd. North Melbourne were a power team in this era and the Blues would be no match for the Kangaroos impressive midfield. This was the Kangaroos fourth consecutive win against the Blues for the first time since the clubs started competing against each other in 1925. North's winning margin of 41 points was their highest against Carlton at home since it inflicted a 49 point defeat back in 1974.

Not since 1901 have the Blues lost eight games in-a-row, and aren't their rivals lapping it up. Carlton have failed to kick over 100 points in its last 12 games. Hard to believe it was only three years ago that the proud club won 23 out of 25 games and stormed to the premiership. How the mighty have fallen. - Inside Football.


B: 45 Anthony Franchina 14 Michael Sexton 22 Glenn Manton
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 1 Stephen Silvagni (a/c) 23 Dean Rice
C: 29 Simon Beaumont 7 Brett Ratten 17 Damien Lock
HF: 36 Aaron Hamill 8 Lance Whitnall 6 Matt Clape
F: 43 Anthony Koutoufides 19 Brad Pearce 16 Scott Camporeale
Ruck: 11 Mark Porter 20 Fraser Brown 27 Darren Hulme
24 Matthew Allan, 34 Ron De Iulio, 44 Damian Lang, 18 Justin Murphy
Coach: David Parkin
Emg: Tony Bourke Kris Massie Adam White
In: Simon Beaumont Fraser Brown
Out: Craig Bradley (thigh) Kris Massie


Last Game: Damian Lang played the last of his 3 Carlton games

Brownlow Votes

3: Anthony Rock (KAN)
2: Anthony Stevens (KAN)
1: David King (KAN)

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