Carlton scraped home by 4 points over North Melbourne at Princes Park. Luke O'Sullivan played his debut match for the Blues and Gleeson kicks the winner with the last kick of the day.

Round 20, 1988

Carlton 5.7 37 9.13 67 15.17 107 20.21 141
North Melbourne 3.3 21 8.11 59 14.14 98 20.17 137
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday 13 August, 1988
Result: won by 4 points Umpires: P.Cameron & H.Kennedy Crowd: 16,723 Gate: $30,670
Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 5, J.Dorotich 4, F.Murphy 4, A.Gleeson 2, M.Naley 2, W.Johnston 1, P.Sartori 1, I.Herman 1.
Best: C.Bradley, A.Gleeson, F.Murphy, J.Dorotich, J.Madden, P.Meldrum, D.Glascott and S.Kernahan.
Reports: Nil
Injuries: W.Blackwell (twisted ankle) & T.Alvin (thigh).

Game Review

Carlton scraped home against North Melbourne, who had nothing to lose, in a high scoring match at Princes Park. Led by Kernahan with five goals - and fellow forward Dorotich with four, Carlton held off North who kicked six goals in the last quarter.

Some may remember this game for the time clock going 36 minutes in the final term - just enough time for Adrian Gleeson to snap a goal off the pack in the last seconds. Fans from the day recall that the feed-out to Gleeson came from none other than Luke O'Sullivan on debut.

Carlton gets up off the canvas to defeat North Melbourne in a cliffhanger at Princes Park. At the 28 minute mark of the last quarter the reigning premier trails by 14 points and appears gone for all money. But three quick goals including the match winning one right on the siren by Adrian Gleeson enable the Blues to steal the game. Craig Bradley, Adrian Gleeson, Fraser Murphy and David Glascott spark Carlton into action around the ground while up forward skipper Stephen Kernahan (five goals) and Jon Dorotich (four goals) are key figures. - Tony Greenberg Inside Football.

This game is remembered fondly by Carlton fans, and is considered one of our best wins in the Home & Away rounds of the 1980's. For more games like this, please click here.


B: 43 Mick Kennedy 1 Stephen Silvagni 23 Paul Meldrum
HB: 26 David Rhys-Jones 22 Ian Aitken 31 Tom Alvin
C: 8 Wayne Blackwell 21 Craig Bradley 25 Ian Herman
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 30 Fraser Murphy
F: 6 Jon Dorotich 18 Peter Sartori 12 Adrian Gleeson
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden (vc) 32 David Glascott 17 Mark Naley
Interchange: 41 Luke O'Sullivan 5 Steve Da Rui
Emgs: 13 Mil Hanna 47 Andrew McKinnon 38 Shane Robertson
Coach: Robert Walls


Debut: Luke O'Sullivan

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