|Venue: Windy Hill||Date: Saturday 16 April 1988|
|Result: won by 72 points||Umpires: R.Castle & P.Carey||Crowd: 21,311 Gate: $67,501|
|Goalkickers: K.Hunter 5, S.Kernahan 4, D.Kernahan 3, D.Glascott 3, W.Johnston 2, M.Naley 2, J.Madden 2, J.Buckley 1, J.Dunlop 1.|
|Best: W.Johnston, J.Buckley, M.Naley, D.Glascott, S.Kernahan, J.Madden.|
|Reports: Jim Buckley (Carl) striking Paul Hamilton (Ess) in the first quarter - Not Guilty|
|D.Williams (Ess) strking P.Dean in the fourth quarter.|
|G.Anderson (Ess) for striking W.Blackwell (Carl) in the first quarter.|
|Injuries: S.Silvagni (unconscious)|
Game ReviewBeating the mid-table Dons was not in itself a super achievement - but doing it at their home ground provided much joy to Carlton's travelling faithful. Hunter (5 goals) and Kernahan (11 marks, 4 goals) led the assault.
The third quarter itself was sufficient to stick in the memory, with 10 goals in all in a massive avalanche against the Bombers.
Carlton produced a scintillating third quarter burst to crush the life out of Essendon at Windy Hill. The Blues, nine points down at half-time, slam on 10 goals in the third term and go on to a crushing 72 point victory. Popular veteran Jim Buckley turns back the clock with a sparkling performance while up forward experienced duo Ken Hunter five goals and skipper Stephen Kernahan four goals do the damage. - Tony Greenberg Inside Football.
|B:||16 Jim Buckley||1 Stephen Silvagni||13 Mil Hanna|
|HB:||5 Steve Da Rui||35 Peter Dean||26 David Rhys-Jones|
|C:||8 Wayne Blackwell||7 Wayne Johnston||10 Brad Shine|
|HF:||21 Craig Bradley||4 Stephen Kernahan (c)||3 Richard Dennis|
|F:||24 Jamie Dunlop||9 Ken Hunter||12 Adrian Gleeson|
|Ruck:||44 Justin Madden (vc)||32 David Glascott||17 Mark Naley|
|Interchange:||28 David Kernahan||30 Fraser Murphy|
|Emgs:||31 Tom Alvin||6 Jon Dorotich||37 Wayne Harmes|
Milestones50 Games: Craig Bradley
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