Champion Wayne Johnston played his last match for Carlton, and Simon Minton-Connell kicked 8 goals in this 29-point victory over Footscray at the Western Oval.

Round 18, 1990

Venue: Western OvalDate: Sunday August 5, 1990
Result: Win by 29 pointsUmpires: B.Sheehan, D.RichCrowd: 24,142 Gate: $66,402.50
Goalkickers: S.Minton-Connell 8, S.Kernahan 3, T.Alvin 2, F.Brown 1, F.Murphy 1.
Best: S.Silvagni, S.Minton-Connell, C.Bradley, T.Alvin, S.Kernahan, W.Johnston, J.Madden, D.Kernahan, A.Gleeson.
Reports: NilInjuries: Nil

Game Review

In this match played on a Sunday afternoon at the Western Oval, a tenacious Footscray team (aided by a strong breeze at their backs) kept Carlton scoreless in the opening quarter. The Blues found their rhythm and used the wind to advantage in the second term, before overpowering the Dogs in the second half to run out clear winners by five goals.

Stephen Silvagni, continued his excellent late-season form, and Simon Minton-Connell was outstanding at full-forward for the Blues, with his clever leading and strong hands providing many opportunities. "SMC's" bag of 8 goals was the most-ever by a Carlton player at the Western Oval, and an appropriate send-off for one of our club's all-time greats in Wayne Johnston. "The Dominator" wore his number 7 guernsey for the last time in this match, and retired at the end of the season.

All other games finished as expected. Essendon, Collingwood, West Coast, Melbourne and Hawthorn remained in the top five, with Carlton sixth, one win and 8 percentage points behind the Hawks.


B: 9 Stephen Edgar 28 David Kernahan 22 Ian Aitken
HB: 35 Peter Dean 1 Stephen Silvagni 31 Tom Alvin
C: 21 Craig Bradley (vc) 38 Shane Robertson 20 Fraser Brown
HF: 30 Fraser Murphy 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 15 Simon Verbeek
F: 24 Jamie Dunlop 29 Simon Minton-Connell 19 Andrew Phillips
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 7 Wayne Johnston 12 Adrian Gleeson
Interchange: 2 Dom Fotia 48 Ashley Matthews
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko


Last game: Wayne Johnston - "The Dominator" - played the 209th and last match of his celebrated career.
200th AFL Game: Justin Madden
300th Goal: Stephen Kernahan

Brownlow Votes

3: Stephen Silvagni
2: Simon Minton-Connell
1: Tony Liberatore (Footscray)

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