Carlton lost to Hawthorn by 36 points at Waverley. A new era would begin with Kernahan, Bradley and Dorotich seen for the first time, but Hanna would do his knee in his first game.

Round 1, 1986

Venue: VFL ParkDate: Monday March 31, 1986
Result: Lose by 36 pointsUmpires: P.Carey & P.Cameron Crowd: 48,107
Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 2, R.Ashman 2, D.Rhys-Jones 2; W.Johnston 1, P.Kenny 1, M.Maclure 1, P.Meldrum 1, J.Madden 1.
Best: J.Dorotich, K.Hunter, B.Shine, P.Kenny, D.Rhys-Jones.
Reports: J.Dunstall (Haw) striking R.Ashman in the 4th quarter & R.Eade (Haw) striking T.Alvin in the 4th quarter.
Injuries: M.Hanna (knee) - out for the season & B.Evans(thumb).

Game Review

This was the dawn of an exciting era for Carlton with the debuts of a number of 100 game players, including Mil Hanna, Jon Dorotich and two Legends of the Club in Stephen Kernahan and Craig Bradley, both to become Captains of the Navy Blue.

It was also the start of an intense Hawthorn v Carlton rivalry which would see the 2 teams compete for the 2 subsequent Grand Finals with each winning 1 Flag. Today was a disappointing day in that regard, with the powerful Hawks putting the Blues on notice. Reputedly, Carlton's hierarchy were unhappy with the fine debut of Hawthorn's John Platten (a player Carlton had pursued and at one stage thought was theirs) and questioned how he had gotten away.

To rub salt to the wound, Mil Hanna did his knee in the opening minute and was not seen again for over a year.


B: 27 Des English 11 Bruce Doull 35 Peter Dean
HB: 9 Ken Hunter (vc) 6 Jon Dorotich 31 Tom Alvin
C: 41 Peter Rohde 21 Craig Bradley 26 David Rhys-Jones
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 36 Mark Maclure (c) 23 Paul Meldrum
F: 4 Stephen Kernahan 47 Mil Hanna 14 Rod Ashman
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 8 Wayne Blackwell 15 Bernie Evans
Interchange: 40 Peter Kenny 10 Brad Shine
Emgs: 20 Rhett Baynes 28 Spiro Kourkoumelis 39 Mark Williams
Coach: Robert Walls

  • Kenny replaced Williams in selected side



Debuts: Stephen Kernahan, Craig Bradley, Jon Dorotich, Mil Hanna, Peter Kenny
Debut (Carlton): Bernie Evans

1986 | Round 2
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