Carlton lost to North Melbourne by 2 points - Princes Park. This was the match where the Princes Park siren failed to sound to end the game.

Round 3, 1985

Carlton 4.3 27 8.7 55 15.10 100 22.13 145
North Melbourne 5.3 33 7.6 48 13.14 92 22.15 147
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday April 13, 1985
Result: Loss by 2 points Umpires: Morrow & Castles Crowd: 20,404 Receipts: $42,340
Goalkickers: P.Meldrum 4, F.Murphy 3, M.Maclure 3, D.Rhys-Jones 3, D.Glascott 2, W.Johnston 2, W.Blackwell 1, K.Hunter 1, R.Ashman 1, J.Buckley 1, R.Baynes 1.
Best: F.Murphy, D.Glascott, R.Ashman, B.Reid, W.Harmes, T.Alvin.
Reports: Nil
Injuries: J.Buckley (ankle), B.Reid (strained calf), K.Hunter (leg) & D.Glascott (strained back).

Game Review

This thriller between Carlton and the Kangaroos stuck in the mind of one volunteer writer for the official Carlton website:

"For the uninitiated, these were the days when football was a contact sport, players took contested marks, and 'flooding' was the thing that happened in the centre square at Moorabbin the night before matches. In a high scoring, free flowing contest, Carlton was 16 points up at the 29 minute mark of the last quarter, when the car battery that powered the siren at Princes Park failed. Whilst waiting for the RACV to come, North kicked three quick goals, the last to David Dwyer at the 34 minute mark, to pinch the game. Carlton missed out on the double chance by 2 premiership points, and ultimately lost to North again in the Elimination Final. For those of you who are old enough to remember, the timekeeper should have 'hollered for a Marshall'!"
Source: The Buzz, carltonfc.com.au, May 4, 2006

A magazine I have quotes the temperature as 33.8 degrees but states "only Fraser Murphy was warm for the Blues".

A question - How many times in League history has a team led by more than a goal at 3/4 time, kicked 7 goals in the last quarter and lost? Once, I'm tipping and this is it!

The Kangaroos caused the upset of the round when they snatched a two point win from Carlton at Princes Park. Three quick goals after the time clock showed 30 minutes gone, gave victory to the Kangaroos who were looking at a 16 point defeat. David Dwyer kicked the winning goal only seconds before the final siren sounded to give the Northeners its first taste of victory for the season. - Football Record.


B: 24 Brendan Hartney 21 Rod Austin 18 Allan Montgomery
HB: 31 Tom Alvin 17 Bruce Reid 33 Peter McConville
C: 32 David Glascott 16 Jim Buckley 8 Wayne Blackwell
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston (c) 36 Mark Maclure 23 Paul Meldrum
F: 26 David Rhys-Jones 9 Ken Hunter (vc) 30 Fraser Murphy
Ruck: 20 Rhett Baynes 43 Mick Kennedy 14 Rod Ashman
Interchange: 2 Warren 'Wow' Jones 37 Wayne Harmes
Emgs: 28 Spiro Kourkoumelis 38 Shane Robertson 5 Ken Sheldon
Coach: David Parkin

Note - Blues lost Bruce Doull to a knee injury sustained at training in the week leading up to the game. It would sideline Doull until late in the season, eventually returning for Rd 22.



Last Game: Warren 'Wow' Jones

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