Carlton lost at home to Geelong by 8 points in Craig Bradley's 250th game for the Blues.

Round 5, 1997

Carlton 4.4 28 6.10 46 10.12 72 12.14 86
Geelong 3.4 22 7.8 50 11.12 78 13.16 94
Venue: Optus Oval
Date: Sunday 27 April, 1997 Result: Loss by 8 points
Umpires: Norden, Kennedy, Howlett Crowd: 30,352
Goalkickers: C.Bradley, F.Brown 2, S.Kernahan, A.McKay, M.Clape, M.Sexton, J.Murphy, B.Pearce, M.Hogg, A.Hamill 1.
Best: M.Sexton, B.Ratten, F.Brown, M.Hogg, A.Christou.
Reports: Nil. Injuries: R.De Iulio (back), S.Beaumont (groin).

Game Review

Carlton went into this game without Dean Rice, who had succumbed to a hamstring strain, and Scott Camporeale, who had been diagnosed with glandular fever and would miss the next nine matches. They in turn were replaced by Earl Spalding and Brad Pearce, who were both playing their first games for the year and therefore, lacked full match fitness. Geelong had not beaten the Blues at Princes Park for 13 years, but this time edged out their hosts by eight points in a close and even contest. The Blues gave their all in attempting to honour champion Craig Bradley with a victory in his 250th game, but it was not to be.

Carlton was served best by Brett Ratten, Craig Bradley, Fraser Brown and defenders Michael Sexton and Ang Christou. Sexton and Andrew McKay provided a couple of memorable moments when they took advantage of a rare opportunities to push forward, and kicked a goal each.


B:22 Glenn Manton 1 Stephen Silvagni 39 Ang Christou
HB:5 Andrew McKay 14 Michael Sexton 21 Craig Bradley (vc)
C:29 Simon Beaumont 9 Adrian Hickmott 36 Aaron Hamill
HF:6 Matt Clape 11 Earl Spalding 20 Fraser Brown
F:19 Brad Pearce 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 18 Justin Murphy
Ruck:24 Matthew Allan 43 Anthony Koutoufides 7 Brett Ratten
Interchange:33 Matthew Hogg 34 Ron De Iulio 35 Peter Dean
Coach:David Parkin ~hs~ ~hs~
In:Ron De Iulio Brad PearceEarl Spalding
Out: Dean Rice (injured), Scott Camporeale (glandular fever), Lance Whitnall


250 Games: Craig Bradley

Brownlow Votes

3: Leigh Colbert (GEE)
2: Glenn Kilpatrick (GEE)
1: Brad Sholl (GEE)

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