Another heart-breaker - Blues down by 2 points to Melbourne at Optus Oval.

Round 4, 1998

Venue: Optus OvalDate: Sunday April 19, 1998
Result: Loss by 2 pointsUmpires: Nash, Norden, MitchellCrowd: 29,196
Goalkickers: P.Dean, A.Koutoufides 2, C.Bradley, A.Hamill, D.Hulme, J.Murphy, B.Pearce, S.Silvagni 1.
Best: G.Manton, F.Brown, A.Koutoufides, A.McKay, A.Hamill, S.Silvagni.
Reports: B.Pearce, S.Silvagni (1 week each).Injuries: Nil.

Game Review

Carlton's second very close loss in a row must have broken the hearts of the players, in a season we spent largely out of the race for the finals - indeed we were last at Round 13. It was neck and neck for most of the match, with Melbourne extending their 1 point buffer and 3 quarter time by another point to take the game and move into the top 4.

Fraser Brown was our best with 28 possessions and 3 tackles.


B: 21 Craig Bradley (c) 1 Stephen Silvagni (vc) 22 Glenn Manton
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 14 Michael Sexton 23 Dean Rice
C: 43 Anthony Koutoufides 7 Brett Ratten 16 Scott Camporeale
HF: 36 Aaron Hamill 8 Lance Whitnall 34 Ron De Iulio
F: 24 Matthew Allan 19 Brad Pearce 33 Matthew Hogg
Ruck: 11 Mark Porter 20 Fraser Brown 18 Justin Murphy
35 Peter Dean, 17 Damien Lock, 12 Jacob Anstey, 27 Darren Hulme
Coach: David Parkin
Emg: Simon Beaumont Matt Clape Adam White
In: Craig Bradley Glenn Manton Justin Murphy
Out: Simon Beaumont Matt Clape Adam White

Brownlow Votes

3: Todd Viney (MELB)
2: Fraser Brown (CARL)
1: Guy Rigoni (MELB)

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