At Princes Park, Carlton led Sydney by 45 points at half-time, only to wilt under pressure and lose by 5 points.

Round 1, 1990

Venue: Princes Park
Date: Saturday March 31, 1990 Result: Loss by 5 points
Umpires: D.Rich, M.SneddonCrowd: 23,901
Goalkickers: J.Dorotich 3, S.Kernahan 2, A.Gleeson 2, I.Herman 2, T.Alvin 2, W.Blackwell 1, S.Verbeek 1, S.Da Rui 1.
Best: T.Alvin, D.Rhys-Jones, C.Bradley, W.Blackwell, F.Brown, S.Kernahan
Reports: Wayne Johnston (Striking Leon Higgins) - 3 MatchesInjuries: S.Silvagni (cramp)

Game Review

Carlton led by a commanding 45 points at half-time only to fall in a heap and emerge with a disappointing five point loss. Greg Williams starred for the Swans and Barry Mitchell kicked the match-winning goal in the last quarter. Both were destined to don the navy Blue later in their careers.

Tommy Alvin was BOG with 22 kicks, 5 marks, 8 handballs 2 goals

Stephen Edgar looked good on his debut but a costly defensive error in the 2nd half may have been forewarning of an unfulfilled career in the AFL.

Also of note is that Simon Minton-Connell booted nine goals in the Reserves.


B: 9 Stephen Edgar 37 Adrian Bassett 28 David Kernahan
HB: 5 Steve Da Rui 1 Stephen Silvagni 13 Mil Hanna
C: 21 Craig Bradley (vc) 26 David Rhys-Jones 20 Fraser Brown
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 15 Simon Verbeek
F: 25 Ian Herman 6 Jon Dorotich 12 Adrian Gleeson
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 31 Tom Alvin 8 Wayne Blackwell
Interchange: 27 Luke O'Sullivan 45 Warren McKenzie
Emgs: 3 Richard Dennis 30 Fraser Murphy 38 Shane Robertson
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko


Debuts: Adrian Bassett, Stephen Edgar
100 games: Wayne Blackwell

Brownlow Votes

3: Greg Williams (Sydney)
2: Tom Alvin
1: Steven Wright (Sydney)

1990 | Round 2
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