The Blues rack up a win at last - by six goals over Richmond at VFL Park.

Round 6, 1989

Venue: Waverley ParkDate: Saturday May 6, 1989
Result: Win by 36 pointsUmpires: I.Clayton & G.Forster Crowd: 31,287 Gate: $125,094
Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 5, A.Gleeson 2, S.Verbeek 2, C.Bradley 2, R.Dennis 1, M.Naley 1, A.Phillips 1, S.Robertson 1.
Best: S.Kernahan, C.Bradley, D.Rhys-Jones, S.Robertson, M.Naley, A.Gleeson.
Reports: Nil.
Injuries: Nil.

Game Review

Team leaders Stephen Kernahan & Craig Bradley were instrumental in the club's first win for 1989. Kernahan booted five goals, whilst Bradley's 27 disposals and two goals was ably supported by Mark Naley and Adrian Gleeson.

Blues Back
Carlton's nightmare start to the season may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the proud club. Five succesive defeats rocked the Blues and their critics had a field day. Saturday's ice-breaking victory over Richmond, however, could be a sign of things to come. Carlton was extremely committed on Saturday and skipper Stephen Kernahan made the point after the game that morale at the club had been fantastic despite the on-field woes. In fact, Kernahan said the unity had been better than at anytime during his stint at Princes Park - including the 1987 premiership year. Any complacency that might have crept into the place, would have been well and truly swept away in that dreadful opening month of the season. Carlton had several key players back in action in the twos last Saturday and expects to regain the services of quite a few others in the coming weeks. If the Blues can display the same attitude they showed against Richmond, then they will soon recover lost ground. - Tony Greenberg Inside Football.


B: 43 Mick Kennedy 45 Warren McKenzie 31 Tom Alvin
HB: 26 David Rhys-Jones 22 Ian Aitken 13 Mil Hanna
C: 25 Ian Herman 21 Craig Bradley 38 Shane Robertson
HF: 41 Luke O'Sullivan 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 3 Richard Dennis
F: 20 Fraser Brown 15 Simon Verbeek 2 Dom Fotia
Ruck: 29 Michael Gallagher 12 Adrian Gleeson 17 Mark Naley
Interchange: 19 Andrew Phillips 40 Gerard Butts
Emgs: 35 Peter Dean 47 Andrew McKinnon 36 Michael Garvey
Coach: Robert Walls


Debut: Dom Fotia
200th Goal: Stephen Kernahan
Losing streaks: This game ended a run of 5 losses to start the year, a run that also commenced season 1897, 1899 and in 2018 - unfortunately in 2018 those waters broke and we went 0 and 6...

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