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.

"Carlton, Melbourne to open night series" - Canberra Times 13/03/1985
"Now it's Demons and Blues under lights" - The Age 13/03/1985
"Fast start for Blues" - The Age 14/03/1985
"Flower out four weeks" - The Age 15/03/1985


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