Geelong beat Carlton by 6 goals at Waverley. Troy Bond nominated for Rising Star award.
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Round 18, 1994

Carlton 2.1 13 2.2 14 5.4 34 8.6 54
Geelong 7.6 48 9.9 63 11.11 77 13.12 90
Venue: Waverley Date: Sunday July 24, 1994
Result: Lose by 36 points Umpires: Allen, McKernan & Nash Crowd: 42,580 Gate: $203,720
Goalkickers: B.Heaver 3, E.Spalding 2, S.Kernahan 1, M.Hanna 1, G.Williams 1.
Best: A.Koutoufides, P.Dean, G.Williams, E.Spalding, B.Heaver.
Reports: Nil Injuries: B.Mitchell replaced in the selected side by T.Bond.









Game Review

The Blues never got started in this stunning form reversal against the Cats. Geelong, led by future Blue Michael Mansfield, dominated in midfield, keeping form Blues Williams and Brown away from the ball, and continued their great end-of-season form.

The game may have started the theory behind the Melbourne / Geelong finals victories over Carlton; suppress Williams in the middle and you have a chance. Teams began to rotate many players on and off Williams with a view to constantly tackling and pressuring our champion centreman. Sometimes it worked.

Despite coming down with chicken pox in the hours before the game, skipper Stephen Kernahan took his place in the line-up. However, was once again held largely ineffective, by his nemesis at the time, Stephen O'Reilly.

Team


B: 15 Tony Lynn 1 Stephen Silvagni 14 Michael Sexton
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 35 Peter Dean 39 Ang Christou
C: 13 Mil Hanna 2 Greg Williams 43 Anthony Koutoufides
HF: 20 Fraser Brown 11 Earl Spalding 21 Craig Bradley (vc)
F: 17 Brent Heaver 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 8 Troy Bond
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 33 Matthew Hogg 12 Adrian Gleeson
Interchange: 18 James Cook 31 Tom Alvin 9 Brett Sholl
Coach: David Parkin


Milestones

Rising Star Nominee: Troy Bond

Brownlow Votes

3. Michael Mansfield, Geelong
2. Bill Brownless, Geelong
1. Gary Hocking, Geelong


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