Carlton and Essendon fight out a draw at the MCG, with 132 points apiece. This is the highest-scoring draw in VFL/AFL history.
Print

Round 2, 1993

Carlton 6.2 38 12.6 78 14.13 97 19.18 132
Essendon 4.5 29 11.8 74 14.12 96 20.12 132
Venue:MCG Date: Saturday April 3, 1993
Result: Draw Umpires: P.Cameron & H.Kennedy Crowd: 49,856
Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 5, B.Heaver 2, R.Welsh 2, F.Brown 2, G.Williams 2, T.Alvin 2, Dorotich 2, M.Sexton 1, C.Bradley 1.
Best: G.Williams, M.Hanna, B.Sholl, T.Alvin, A.Koutoufides, S.Kernahan.
Reports: Nil Injuries: R.Welsh (bruised back).










Game Review

Even if you didn't suspect an Essendon v Carlton Grand Final in 1993, you should have known there was something special about their encounters for the year when you turned up to watch this game. A pulsating epic of lead changes, high scoring, skill and that little bit of drama, this Draw was an amazing spectacle that saw the Baby Bombers v the Champion Blues.

This is also the game that is seen on highlight reels, well, maybe for the Bombers anyway. Dead heat, end of the game, Captain Stephen Kernahan takes the set shot from 40 metres out in the train station pocket. And hits the behind post on the full - game all square, with no time to go. Drawn match.

Greg Williams would poll the 3 Brownlow votes with 38 possessions and newcomer Andrew McKay would take the 1 vote in a promising start to what would become a great career in the Navy Blue. The Captain would kick 5, Brett Sholl would have a day out with 28 possessions and winger Craig Bradley would also hit 33 possies. If only that perennial Bomber fringe dwellar Peter Cransberg hadn't have kicked those 4, the Blues may have taken the win on the day.

Blueseum Footnote: This game has been selected by the Blueseum as one highlighting the career of Anthony Koutoufides. To read more, click here.

Team


B: 33 Matthew Hogg 14 Michael Sexton 1 Stephen Silvagni
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 13 Mil Hanna 43 Anthony Koutoufides
C: 20 Fraser Brown 2 Greg Williams 9 Brett Sholl
HF: 31 Tom Alvin 11 Earl Spalding 39 Ang Christou
F: 38 Rohan Welsh 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 17 Brent Heaver
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 21 Craig Bradley (vc) 12 Adrian Gleeson
Interchange: 6 Jon Dorotich 25 Mark Athorn
Coach: David Parkin


Milestones

Interesting fact: This is the highest scoring draw of all time in the VFL/AFL.


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