Carlton defeated Brisbane by 24 points - Earl Spalding's debut.

Round 1, 1992

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Venue: CarraraDate: Saturday March 21, 1992
Result: Win by 24 pointsUmpires: B.Allen & C.Mitchell Crowd: 9,066 Gate: $17,480
Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 5, S.Silvagni 2, M.Arceri 2, A.Gleeson 1, M.Sexton 1, F.Brown 1, R.De Iulio 1.
Best: F.Brown, S.Kernahan, A.Gleeson, M.Arceri, P.McCormack, C.Bradley.
Reports: Paul McCormack (charging) Matthew Campbell - Two week suspension.

Game Review

Despite a slow first half, Carlton roared to life up at Carrara with an 11 goal to 3 second half to take the game by 4 goals. Stephen Kernahan was instrumental in the revival with his 18 kicks,10 marks and 5 goals Best on Ground display. The win actually saw the Blues hold top spot on the ladder, the first time the club had held that spot since Round 11 1988.

The crowd of 9,066 was typical of the struggle for the forming Bears, although they were only a few years away from playing in their first finals series.

The Blues would welcome 6 new players, and 1 familiar face, to begin Season 1992. Stephen Silvagni would play his first game back from a knee reconstruction & line up on the forward line despite being selected at Centre Half-Back, whilst Oliver, De Iulio, McCormack, Sholl, Athorn and Spalding would all run out in Navy Blue for the first time.


B: 35 Peter Dean 28 David Kernahan 14 Michael Sexton
HB: 30 Paul McCormack 1 Stephen Silvagni 13 Mil Hanna
C: 20 Fraser Brown 21 Craig Bradley (vc) 9 Brett Sholl
HF: 31 Tom Alvin 11 Earl Spalding 34 Ron De Iulio
F: 3 Steven Oliver 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 17 Mark Arceri
Ruck: 40 Andrew Cavedon 7 Brett Ratten 12 Adrian Gleeson
Interchange: 16 Chris Bond 25 Mark Athorn
Coach: David Parkin

Emergencies: 43 Anthony Koutoufides, 38 Rohan Welsh, 15 Simon Verbeek.


Debut: Ron De Iulio, Paul McCormack, Steven Oliver, Brett Sholl
Debut (Carlton): Mark Athorn, Earl Spalding

Interesting Fact: This would be Stephen Silvagni's first game back after damaging his ACL in Round 14, 1991.

Match Footage


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