In a high-scoring, high quality game at Princes Park, Stephen Kernahan kicked 10 goals as Carlton beat St Kilda by 1 point.

Round 20, 1989

St Kilda7.1439.55915.89820.12132
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday August 19, 1989
Result: Win by 1 pointUmpires: M.Ball & R.Thompson Crowd: 15,227 Gate: $32,658
Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 10, A.Gleeson 3, S.Verbeek 2, F.Murphy 2, J.Dorotich 1, P.Sartori 1, A.Phillips 1.
Best: A.Gleeson, S.Kernahan, A.Matthews, T.Alvin, J.Madden, S.Da Rui.
Reports: Nil.
Injuries: M.Hanna (ankle).

Game Review

This day saw an outstanding game from Stephen Kernahan, who notched 10 goals from 19 kicks and 12 strong marks. Adrian Gleeson was magnificent with a career-high 40 disposals to go with his three goals, while for the Saints Nicky Winmar booted eight goals in a very entertaining game. Best players for Carlton were Kernahan, Gleeson, Matthews, Alvin, Madden and Da Rui.

The next day the three new Sunday Newspapers; the Sunday Sun, The Sunday Herald and the Sunday Age, would rave about this game. it was Carlton's last match in Victoria for the season, and also Carlton's last game in Victoria in the VFL - because the competition changed its name to the AFL in 1990. The drawn-out airline pilots' strike of late 1989 would also hinder Carlton's last two home and away games for the season (Round 21 in Perth and Round 22 in Brisbane) by forcing the League to hire small planes to ferry teams across the country.


B: 43 Mick Kennedy 13 Mil Hanna 45 Warren McKenzie
HB: 31 Tom Alvin 26 David Rhys-Jones 23 Paul Meldrum
C: 11 Glenn Hawker 21 Craig Bradley 48 Ashley Matthews
HF: 25 Ian Herman 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 15 Simon Verbeek
F: 30 Fraser Murphy 6 Jon Dorotich 19 Andrew Phillips
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden (vc) 5 Steve Da Rui 12 Adrian Gleeson
Interchange: 18 Peter Sartori 22 Ian Aitken
Emgs: 28 David Kernahan 47 Andrew McKinnon 2 Dom Fotia
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko


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