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Finals hopes dashed for the Blues - down by 34 points to North Melbourne at the MCG.

Round 19, 1990

Carlton0.113.10287.12547.1355
Nth Melbourne6.3399.55911.87413.1189
Venue: MCGDate: Sunday August 12, 1990
Result: Loss by 34 pointsUmpires: G.Dore, M.BallCrowd: 21,094 Gate: $86,087.25
Goalkickers: S.Minton-Connell 2, M.Majerczak 2, A.Gleeson 2, S.Kernahan 1.
Best: C.Bradley, S.Robertson, A.Phillips, S.Silvagni.
Reports: NilInjuries: Nil













Game Review

On a wet and miserable Sunday afternoon at the MCG, North Melbourne ended Carlton’s faint finals aspirations by kicking six goals to nil in the first quarter, and then holding the Blues at arms length for the rest of the game to record a comfortable victory. Many of the small crowd of 21,000 hardy souls who turned up for the game left wetter and colder than usual, because redevelopment of the Great Southern Grandstand meant there was a lack of shelter.

Vice-captain Craig Bradley, winger Shane Robertson and rover Andy Phillips were Carlton’s best. Stephen Silvagni again defended valiantly, although North’s spearhead John Longmire kicked six goals from an abundance of opportunities.

In other matches, Essendon held top place on the ladder when they edged out Collingwood at VFL Park, West Coast destroyed Richmond at Subiaco, and wooden spoon favourites the Brisbane Bears shocked Geelong in winning by ten goals at Carrara. Carlton slid back to eighth, and suddenly, the end of the season couldn’t come quickly enough.

Team

B: 9 Stephen Edgar 28 David Kernahan 22 Ian Aitken
HB: 35 Peter Dean 1 Stephen Silvagni 36 Tim Rieniets
C: 38 Shane Robertson 21 Craig Bradley (vc) 48 Ashley Matthews
HF: 33 Mark Majerczak 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 15 Simon Verbeek
F: 24 Jamie Dunlop 29 Simon Minton-Connell 19 Andrew Phillips
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 31 Tom Alvin 12 Adrian Gleeson
Interchange: 30 Fraser Murphy 47 Andrew McKinnon
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko


Brownlow Votes

3: Darren Crocker (North Melbourne)
2: Stephen Silvagni
1: Matthew Larkin (North Melbourne)


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