In Wayne Harmes' 100th game, Carlton lost to Melbourne by 39 points at Princes Park.

Round 15, 1983

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday July 2, 1983
Result: Loss by 39 pointsUmpires: N.Nash & S.NolanCrowd: 19,300 Receipts: $34,484
Goalkickers: W.Johnston 3, J.Madden 2, W.Harmes 1, P.Bosustow 1, M.Fitzpatrick 1, J.Buckley 1
Best: J.Buckley, W.Harmes, W.Johnston, V.Perovic.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

Many Carlton supporters who went to Princes Park this day thought they would see Bruce Doull's 300th game for the Blues, but they were misled. This was in fact Bruce's 297th match, due to a change to how games were recorded in the VFL records. Originally, when interstate games were held at the same time as home & away matches, players selected for their states were credited with a home & away game. Because this was changed and representative games were recorded seperately, Doull's actual 300th game occurred in round 19, 1983 against St Kilda - a 100-point win that was a more fitting result for the great man. For more information on how the Blueseum counts games, click here.

By this stage of the season injuries and a lack of form were taking their toll, with the inclusion of two first-gamers (Graham & Nixon) an example of how desperate things were. This loss to Melbourne meant that reaching the finals, much less 'back to back to back' flags, was almost out of the question.


B: 24 Brendan Hartney 21 Rod Austin 27 Des English
HB: 11 Bruce Doull 15 Val Perovic 19 Rohan Burke
C: 37 Wayne Harmes 16 Jim Buckley 32 David Glascott
HF: 9 Ken Hunter 10 Mark Buckley 7 Wayne Johnston
F: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick (c) 4 Peter Bosustow 39 Mark Williams
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 28 Spiro Kourkoumelis 34 Alex Marcou
Interchange: 48 Ricky Nixon 46 Andrew Graham
Coach: David Parkin


Debut and Only Game : Andrew Graham
Debut : Ricky Nixon
100 Games : Wayne Harmes
150 Games (VFL) : Val Perovic


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