|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday August 14, 1993|
|Result: Lose by 7 points||Umpires: D.Howlett & G.Vernon||Crowd: 22,244 Gate: $55,316.50|
|Goalkickers: B.Heaver 5, G.Williams 2, E.Spalding 1, R.De Iulio 1, C.Bradley 1.|
|Best: B.Heaver, M.Sexton, M.Hanna, A.McKay, T.Alvin, C.Bradley.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewSt Kilda finally broke one of football's longest losing streaks with this 7-point victory over Carlton at Princes Park - ending a drought for the Saints that had stretched to 29 years! Although in season 2003 there were really only three cellar dwellers – Sydney, Brisbane and Richmond – the Saints were in 11th spot but only two games out of the Top 6. 1993 was a very even year.
Prior to this, the last time St Kilda had beaten Carlton on our home ground had been way back in round 17, 1964. Little wonder then, that the visitor’s rooms were jumping afterwards – but in fact, it was a near-run thing. Down by 15 points at three-quarter time, Carlton attacked incessantly in the last 15 minutes, but our wayward kicking for goal produced 2.6 (and a couple out of bounds), while the Saints scrambled another 1.4 - and hung on for a desperately lucky win.
Robert Harvey - the Saint Carlton could not tackle in the 1990’s (and probably for a large part of the next decade as well), killed us with 34 possessions and took the 3 votes. Brent Heaver, near the end of a great year from the forward pocket, kicked five goals from 24 stats to take home the 2 votes, while captain Steve Kernahan was held goalless.
Former Blue Ian Aitken racked 15 possessions for St Kilda in a solid performance.
|B:||7 Brett Ratten||14 Michael Sexton||13 Mil Hanna|
|HB:||5 Andrew McKay||1 Stephen Silvagni||39 Ang Christou|
|C:||31 Tom Alvin||2 Greg Williams||9 Brett Sholl|
|HF:||20 Fraser Brown||11 Earl Spalding||34 Ron De Iulio|
|F:||12 Adrian Gleeson||4 Stephen Kernahan (c)||17 Brent Heaver|
|Ruck:||44 Justin Madden||21 Craig Bradley (vc)||33 Matthew Hogg|
|Interchange:||38 Rohan Welsh||25 Mark Athorn|
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