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Fraser Brown made his debut, and Carlton lost a rough match to Footscray by almost ten goals at Princes Park.

Round 1, 1989

Carlton1.282.6188.105810.1373
Footscray5.3339.66017.1311519.18132
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday April 1, 1989
Result: Lose by 59 pointsUmpires: P.Cameron & P.CareyCrowd: 22,000 Gate: none available
Goalkickers: Murphy 3 Naley 2 Silvagni Kernahan Gleeson Verbeek Glascott 1.
Best: D.Glascott, M.Naley, A.Gleeson, C.Bradley, K.Hunter, F.Murphy.
Reports: Wayne Blackwell (Striking Doug Hawkins) - 2 Weeks; Jamie Dunlop (Striking John Georgiades & Striking Richard Cousins) - 3 Weeks each; Jon Dorotich (Kneeing John Georgiades) - Not Guilty
Injuries: G.Hawker (torn hamstring)














Game Review

With Bernie Evans' delisting fresh in the minds of many in the lead up to this clash the Blues commenced Season 1989 with a whimper, suffering a shellacking at the hands of the Bulldogs. Remembered by many as the 'John Georgiades game'. The Footscray forward kicked 9 on debut for the Dogs - he struggled to kick that in total for the rest of his career.

Amongst a handful of positives - mainly the debuts of Verbeek, McKinnon and Hawker, was the debut of Fraser Brown, destined to be a favourite player of many with his hard-at-it play.

The Bulldogs Richard Cousins was found not guilty of striking Jamie Dunlop, whilst Simon Atkins was fined for tripping Fraser Brown

Future Blue Matthew Hogg would make the best players for Footscray, bringing his name to the fore for Carlton's recruiters as this 59 point loss ushered in a dark 3 year period for the Blues. For more about Hogg's performances against the Blues, click here.

Team


B: 20 Fraser Brown 1 Stephen Silvagni 9 Ken Hunter
HB: 5 Steve Da Rui 24 Jamie Dunlop 31 Tom Alvin
C: 8 Wayne Blackwell 21 Craig Bradley 32 David Glascott
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 6 Jon Dorotich 47 Andrew McKinnon
F: 29 Michael Gallagher 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 12 Adrian Gleeson
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden (vc) 11 Glenn Hawker 17 Mark Naley
Interchange: 15 Simon Verbeek 30 Fraser Murphy
Emgs: 33 Mark Majerczak 41 Luke O'Sullivan 14 Dean Strauch
Coach: Robert Walls


Milestones

50 Games: Adrian Gleeson
Debut: Simon Verbeek, Fraser Brown, Andrew McKinnon
Debut (Carlton): Glenn Hawker
Interesting Fact: This was our greatest losing margin against the Bulldogs until a horrible match in 2010.


1989 | Round 2