Round 1, 1993         Carlton lose to Fitzroy by 6 points at Princes Park, in Andrew McKay's debut game.

Round 1, 1993

Carlton 4.2 26 9.6 60 15.8 98 17.10 112
Fitzroy 5.4 34 6.10 46 10.14 74 17.16 118
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday March 27, 1993
Result: Lose by 6 points Umpires: K.Callaghan & G.Vernon. Crowd: 24,823
Goalkickers: R.Welsh 4, S.Kernahan 4, B.Heaver 4, G.Williams 1, A.Gleeson 1, E.Spalding 1, C.Bradley 1, A.Koutoufides 1.
Best: R.Welsh, G.Williams, C.Bradley, B.Heaver, S.Kernahan.
Reports: D.Wheildon (Fitz) for allegedly striking J.Dorotich with a right fist to the face during the second quarter. Injuries: E.Spalding (corked thigh).

Game Review

The Blues would go down to Fitzroy by 6 points in this season-opener at Princes Park. Notable for the debuts of Scott Spalding and Andrew McKay, one to become a Captain of the Club and 200 game player, and the other to play his solitary and only game on this very day, this game was a high-scoring entry to what would become a Grand Final year for the Blues.

Greg Williams would pick up 32 possessions and 3 Brownlow votes for his game, whilst Rohan Welsh - at this stage a great young hope as a forward and pinch hitting ruckman, would kick 4 and poll the 1 vote.

In this game the core of our 1995 Premiership team would be present, with Silvagni, Sexton, Hanna, McKay, Brown, Williams, Dean, Spalding, Kernahan, Bradley and Koutoufides all taking the field.


B: 31 Tom Alvin 14 Michael Sexton 6 Jon Dorotich
HB: 1 Stephen Silvagni 13 Mil Hanna 43 Anthony Koutoufides
C: 20 Fraser Brown 2 Greg Williams 5 Andrew McKay
HF: 35 Peter Dean 11 Earl Spalding 34 Ron De Iulio
F: 38 Rohan Welsh 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 17 Brent Heaver
Ruck: 40 Andrew Cavedon 21 Craig Bradley (vc) 12 Adrian Gleeson
Interchange: 8 Scott Spalding 25 Mark Athorn
Coach: David Parkin


Debut: Andrew McKay
Debut and Only Game: Scott Spalding

1993 | Round 2

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1982 GF - Fitzy, Ian Rice & PM Malcolm Fraser with the cup.

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