|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday May 5, 1990|
|Result: Win by 30 points||Umpires: M.Bird, J.Russo||Crowd: 17,761|
|Goalkickers: P.Sartori 4, G.Hawker 3, S.Kernahan 3, D.Rhys-Jones 2, T.Alvin 2, T.Rieniets 2, J.Madden 2, A.Gleeson 1, F.Murphy 1.|
|Best: G.Hawker, J.Madden, S.Kernahan, T.Alvin, P.Meldrum, S.Silvagni, D.Glascott.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: A.Gleeson (cut forehead)|
In the wake of the their defeat by Footscray in the previous round – an effort deemed “shameful” by their coach Alex Jesaulenko – the Blues were driven hard on the track during the week, and it worked. Trailing North Melbourne by 11 points at three-quarter time in this game at Princes Park, Carlton charged home over the top of the Shinboners to claim a much-needed victory by five goals.
Back pocket ‘Molly’ Meldrum (29 possessions) was the star in solid win by the Blues, with a good spread of goal-kickers throughout the forward line and midfield. Tim Rieniets made a notable debut off the bench, booting goals with his first two kicks.
However, Carlton still sat tenth on the ladder, with a poor percentage of 88.7. Meanwhile at the top, Melbourne suffered its first defeat of the season at the hands of Sydney at the SCG, and dropped to second behind West Coast. Essendon, Hawthorn and St Kilda made up the top five.
|B:||23 Paul Meldrum||26 David Rhys-Jones||35 Peter Dean|
|HB:||31 Tom Alvin||1 Stephen Silvagni||13 Mil Hanna|
|C:||37 Adrian Bassett||21 Craig Bradley (vc)||32 David Glascott|
|HF:||14 Michael Sexton||4 Stephen Kernahan (c)||11 Glenn Hawker|
|F:||24 Jamie Dunlop||18 Peter Sartori||33 Mark Majerczak|
|Ruck:||44 Justin Madden||5 Steve Da Rui||12 Adrian Gleeson|
|Interchange:||36 Tim Rieniets||30 Fraser Murphy|
100 Games: Stephen Kernahan
2: Anthony Rock (North Melbourne)
1: Glenn Hawker
Round 5 | Round 7