The Blues stormed home in the second half, to beat Geelong by 19 points at Princes Park.

Round 13, 1990

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday June 23, 1990
Result: Win by 19 pointsUmpires: B.Carland, D.RichCrowd: 29,248
Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 6, P.Sartori 4, J.Buckley 3, S.Silvagni 2, G.Hawker 1, I.Herman 1, A.Bassett 1.
Best: J.Madden, S.Kernahan, S.Silvagni, C.Bradley, P.Meldrum, A.Bassett, W.Blackwell, D.Fotia.
Reports: Nil.
Injuries: R.Dennis (medial ligament), W.Johnston (jarred knee)

Game Review

Geelong had all the play in the first half, and it seemed Carlton couldn't find a way to contain their Brownlow Medallist Paul Couch and the rest of their midfield. The Blues trailed at half-time by a seemingly uncatchable 41 points.

At the break, coach Jesaulenko swung Kernahan to full-forward, and Silvagni to centre half-forward. Kicking to the Lygon St end in the third term, Silvagni got the ball rolling with a beautiful smother on the members' wing which seemed to lift the crowd, and the team. Kernahan then went berserk, kicking four goals for the quarter. 'SOS' kicked a long bomb on his left that stayed in the air forever. It had the crowd around me pleading "drift! drift! drift!". Robbo's call of that passage of play is also memorable, with the goal greeted with the exact words; "Left foot shot by Stephen Silvagni!! Woohooo!!".

Somehow we had changed the game, taking a 7-point lead to the final term. Now kicking to the Heatley end, some handy marks to Peter Sartori ensured a 19 point win. Special mention to Steve Da Rui who kept the Cats' star forward Gary Ablett to four goals.

This game is remembered fondly by Carlton fans, and is considered one of our best wins in the Home and Away rounds of the 1990's. For more games like this, please click here.


B: 23 Paul Meldrum 28 David Kernahan 35 Peter Dean
HB: 5 Steve Da Rui 1 Stephen Silvagni 13 Mil Hanna
C: 37 Adrian Bassett 7 Wayne Johnston 21 Craig Bradley (vc)
HF: 25 Ian Herman 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 3 Richard Dennis
F: 15 Simon Verbeek 18 Peter Sartori 2 Dom Fotia
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 11 Glenn Hawker 16 Jim Buckley
Interchange: 8 Wayne Blackwell 45 Warren McKenzie
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko


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Brownlow Votes

3: Dom Fotia
2: Ian Herman
1: Tony Malakelis (Geelong)

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