Carlton knocked over Adelaide by 18 points at Waverley, after 'Harry' Madden's classic running goal.

Semi Final, 1993

Carlton 1.3 9 4.7 31 8.7 55 13.8 86
Adelaide 2.4 16 2.9 21 5.16 46 8.20 68
Venue: Waverley Park Date: Saturday September 11, 1993
Result: Win by 18 points Umpires: P.Carey & H.Kennedy Crowd: 59,233
Goalkickers: C.Bradley 5, S.Kernahan 3, B.Heaver 2, A.McKay 1, J.Madden 1, A.Gleeson 1.
Best: C.Bradley, A.McKay, S.Silvagni, G.Williams, J.Madden, A.Christou, M.Hogg.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

This was a tight, tense game. The Blues would play defensive football to shut down the dangerous Crow forward line, keeping Modra to 2, and always try to bring the ball to ground. 10 rushed behinds for the Crows underlines our defence’s ability to get it through the sticks from hard effort – 8.20 is a little misleading.

Adelaide would play smart with ruckman David Pittman taking Stephen Kernahan and limit his influence to 3 goals. With the Captain held, our goals had to come from other avenues, and up stood Craig Bradley with 5 for the day, 3 of them all on the run in the third quarter which effectively kept Carlton in the game. The Crows would kept coming, but Carlton tightened up, toughed it out and won through to the 1993 Grand Final. But everyone’s favourite memory would be "Harry’s run." Gangling ruckman Justin "Harry" Madden took a handball and galloped toward goal with a bounce, and a baulk around his own shadow before roosting a goal from 50 to bring the house down with an effort (that it was later said) was greater than his attempts at being Victorian Sports Minister!


B: 7 Brett Ratten 1 Stephen Silvagni 39 Ang Christou
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 14 Michael Sexton 13 Mil Hanna
C: 33 Matthew Hogg 2 Greg Williams 9 Brett Sholl
HF: 31 Tom Alvin 11 Earl Spalding 34 Ron De Iulio
F: 20 Fraser Brown 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 17 Brent Heaver
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 21 Craig Bradley (vc) 12 Adrian Gleeson
Interchange: 25 Mark Athorn 38 Rohan Welsh
Coach: David Parkin


Interesting Fact: This game was the last time for almost 16 years that a Carlton player in Number #38 would play in a win at senior level. Thereafter, a run of bad luck (and other factors) impacted on wearers of this guernsey - until a skinny kid from WA named Jeff Garlett arrived at Princes Park in 2009.

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