The Blues go down to Melbourne by 27 points at the MCG, in Tom Alvin's last game for Carlton.

Qualifying Final, 1994

Carlton 3.1 19 9.7 61 11.8 74 14.12 96
Melbourne 4.4 28 9.5 59 14.11 95 18.15 123
Venue: MCG
Date: Sunday 11 September 1994 Result: Loss by 27 points
Umpires: Howlett, Sheehan, Allan Crowd: 56,111
Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 3, J.Cook 3, F.Brown 3, B.Ratten 1, A.Christou 1, A.Gleeson 1, E.Spalding 1, T.Bond 1.
Best: A.Koutoufides, S.Silvagni, M.Hanna,B.Mitchell F.Brown, J.Cook.
Reports: Nil Injuries: C.Bradley (thigh) replaced in the selected side by A.Whitehead.

Game Review

Carlton were surprised and shocked with a 27 point loss to the Demons on this day in 1994. A multi-pronged forward line of Sean Charles, later to (briefly) become a Blue, David Schwarz and Martin Pike were just too effective against our defence which looked slow and short on the day. It seemed as though they could just mark everything up forward - they only had 5 goal kickers on the day, but they were ones we couldn't stop.

The Demons multi-tagged champion Blue Greg Williams to try and keep him out of the game. The move was successful with Glenn Lovett taking the honours and our drive from midfield limited. Diesel finished with 16 stats for the game. Melbourne's two ruckmen were also clear winners on the day.

The loss would set us up against Geelong in the Second Semi-Final.

One name that does not appear in these Carlton final team sheets in 1994 is Craig Bradley. This season's finals along with the Qualifying Final, 2000 (also against Melbourne) are the only final games that he missed at Carlton - and all were defeats.


B: 7 Brett Ratten 1 Stephen Silvagni 14 Michael Sexton
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 35 Peter Dean 39 Ang Christou
C: 13 Mil Hanna 2 Greg Williams 43 Anthony Koutoufides
HF: 31 Tom Alvin 11 Earl Spalding 8 Troy Bond
F: 20 Fraser Brown 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 12 Adrian Gleeson
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 33 Matthew Hogg 10 Barry Mitchell
Interchange: 18 James Cook 15 Tony Lynn 32 Adrian Whitehead
Coach: David Parkin


Last game: Tom Alvin
150th game: Mil Hanna

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