In a boilover, Geelong beat the Blues by 33 points at Waverley.

Semi Final, 1994

Carlton 2.1 13 5.3 33 10.7 67 10.12 72
Geelong 4.4 28 9.7 61 14.9 93 15.15 105
Venue: Waverley Date: Saturday 17 September 1994
Result: Loss by 33 points Umpires: Howlett, Dore, Coates. Crowd: 53,160
Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 2, B.Mitchell 2, J.Cook 2, A.Koutoufides 1, G.Williams 1, T.Bond 1, L.O'Sullivan 1.
Best: S.Kernahan, L.O'Sullivan, E.Spalding, M.Allan, G.Williams.
Reports: G.Williams (Carl) for allegedly disputing a decision during the second quarter. Injuries: Silvagni (ankle)

Game Review

Geelong fans talk of their finals pain in the 1990's, with 3 Grand Final losses, but this day was a day of sweet revenge for the Catters. On driving into Waverley we heard on the radio that the Cats had lost Bairstow, Couch, Gary Hocking and Michael Mansfield (who took the votes against us earlier in the year) and would have to play their Emergencies. Carlton, other than the shock of losing to Melbourne the week before, would be in good shape and should win the game.

But it wasn't to be. The Cat replacements, including a phenomenal performance from stand-in midfielders Aaron Lord and Paul Brown, did the number on their much vaunted opponents and rocked us from the finals in straight sets. John Barnes would also play a key role for the Cats, winning the ruck and being found all around the ground.

Greg Williams again found a lot of the ball, but when Carlton teams of the era had less than 300 possessions you knew they were in trouble. At 282 stats, the Blues could not win the game.

This was to be one of the few games in Carlton history where Ablett would break his Silvagni shackles. Ablett kicked 6 with Silvagni going off in the first quarter with an ankle injury, replaced by Hanna at full-back, as the Cats pulled away with the win.


B: 7 Brett Ratten 1 Stephen Silvagni 14 Michael Sexton
HB: 9 Brett Sholl 35 Peter Dean 39 Ang Christou
C: 13 Mil Hanna 2 Greg Williams 43 Anthony Koutoufides
HF: 20 Fraser Brown 11 Earl Spalding 5 Andrew McKay
F: 18 James Cook 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 10 Barry Mitchell
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 33 Matthew Hogg 12 Adrian Gleeson
Interchange: 24 Matthew Allan 8 Troy Bond 27 Luke O'Sullivan
Coach: David Parkin


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