1984 Stirling Cup Round 2

1984 Stirling Cup Round 2
Carlton vs Melbourne
Tuesday 26 June
Venue: Waverley
Attendance: 5779


Carlton win by 15 points

Goalkickers: Chris Connolly 2, Gerard Healy 1, Peter Giles 1, David Williams 1, Adrian Battiston 1, Russell Richards 1, Bret Bailey 1, Glenn Boland 1, Michael Reynolds 1, Unknown 1

The Demons were enjoying a good run and had won six in the row, the last, over Hawthorn had put them into the five. Carlton were the last side to beat them in round 7.

Injuries meant the Blues went in with only five of the players who had played the seniors on Saturday and five who had no senior experience. Perhaps for this reason - though they only had 13 players from the previous Saturday - Melbourne had looked the better side all night, but they hadn't been able to open up a decisive lead and although they went to the last change with a 15 point lead the Blues soon booted three in a row to be in front.

David Williams kicked his single goal of the evening on the run 19 minutes into the term and it looked like they might steady to win after all, but the Blues fired again to put the match beyond doubt and end Melbourne's involvement in that year's night series.

Best were Connolly, Boland and Dickson. Kelly O'Donnell injured his knee.


Canberra Times - 26/06/1984
Age - 27/06/1984


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