|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday June 3, 1989|
|Result: Lose by 3 points||Umpires: P.O'Reily & G.Forster||Crowd: 12,247 Gate: $19,189|
|Goalkickers: J.Dorotich 5 S.Kernahan 4, R.Dennis 2, M.Naley 2, A.Gleeson 1, I.Herman 1, M.Majerczak 1, L.O'Sullivan 1.|
|Best: T.Alvin, M.Naley, W.Blackwell, R.Dennis, S.Kernahan, I.Herman.|
|Injuries: Other than pride, Nil.|
Carlton's horror start to Season 1989 continued right into the middle of the season, this time a horrible last minute loss to the lowly Bears at home.
But this loss would be different to the previous 7 losses this year - after 3 successive finals performances in the prior years including the 1987 Premiership - this one would see the downfall of Coach Robert Walls. After this game, brought about by a last minute goal to Warwick Capper, Walls would be sacked and replaced with Alex Jesaulenko.
|B:||7 Wayne Johnston||45 Warren McKenzie||31 Tom Alvin|
|HB:||26 David Rhys-Jones||13 Mil Hanna||35 Peter Dean|
|C:||8 Wayne Blackwell||21 Craig Bradley||38 Shane Robertson|
|HF:||41 Luke O'Sullivan||4 Stephen Kernahan (c)||3 Richard Dennis|
|F:||15 Simon Verbeek||6 Jon Dorotich||17 Mark Naley|
|Ruck:||44 Justin Madden (vc)||25 Ian Herman||12 Adrian Gleeson|
|Interchange:||33 Mark Majerczak||19 Andrew Phillips|
|Emgs:||43 Mick Kennedy||46 Peter White||27 Paul Payne|
Round 9 | Round 11