1985 Fosters Cup Round 1

1985 Fosters Cup Round 2
Carlton vs Melbourne
Wednesday, 13 March
Venue: Waverley
Attendance: 7773


Carlton win by 32 points

Goalkickers: David Cordner 2, Mark Withers 2, Alan Johnson 2, Gerard Healy 2, Rod Grinter 1, Danny Hughes 1, Brian Wilson 1, Michael O'Sullivan 1

Melbourne unveiled Robin White, a defender from Adelaide and Irishman Sean Wight who had graduated from the Under 19's. Greg Healy (broken finger) and Kelvin Templeton (broken toe) were missing.

A much improved Melbourne gave the Blues some nervous moments, but were eventually beaten comfortably. They kicked the first goal of the game but trailed at half time, a fightback game them the lead at half time and they mounted a spirited comeback in the middle of the last term but had left themselves too much to do - Carlton had kicked three goals in the last three minutes of the third quarter but they'd been rusty for much of the day.

For a pre-season match there was a lot of feeling, with several players lucky not to be reported, and the game was played in almost tropical conditions.

After the game Ron Barassi said: "We had a few problems with players being unavailable, but that's not an excuse for some of the awful things we did. It was bitter sweet for me because I was pleased with most of things we did."

Best were Giles, Moore and Healy. Robert Flower broke his thumb and missed four weeks, while Gerard Healy was also injured with a groin strain.


Flower, Moore, Wilson, Cordner, Battiston, Dickson, Connolly, Gerard Healy, Hughes, Johnson, Icke, Giles, Allday, O'Sullivan, Kol, Payne, Wright, White, Withers, Yeates, Smith, Jarrott, Grinter.

Canberra Times - 13/03/1985
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