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Carlton celebrated Stephen Kernahan's 100th game, with a fighting five-goal win over North Melbourne at Princes Park.

Round 6, 1990

Carlton3.1196.74314.89220.13133
Nth Melbourne4.6308.115911.158114.19103
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 5, 1990
Result: Win by 30 pointsUmpires: M.Bird, J.RussoCrowd: 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: NilInjuries: A.Gleeson (cut forehead)













Game Review

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.

Team


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
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko


Milestones

Debut: Tim Rieniets
100 Games: Stephen Kernahan

Brownlow Votes

3: Paul Meldrum
2: Anthony Rock (North Melbourne)
1: Glenn Hawker


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