Round 11, 1990
Melbourne vs Carlton
Monday 11 June
Melbourne win by 6 points
Goalkickers: Brent Heaver 5, Alan Johnson 2, Rod Keogh 2, Earl Spalding 2, Darren Bennett 1, David Flintoff 1, Garry Lyon 1, Todd Viney 1
1 - Brett Lovett
First game and first goal
Stung by criticism by Collingwood players after their Round 10 loss, and two straight games where they had scored under 60 points, the Demons put in a blistering second quarter and had extended the lead to 55 points before the Blues struck back. With five minutes to go a Steven Kernahan goal bought Carlton back to within one straight kick with two minutes left.
Two behinds extended the margin to a goal and despite the Blues furiously attacking in the last 90 seconds the Demons managed to keep them at bay - thanks in part to some shocking kicking for goal by Steven Kernahan - and hold on to win.
Brent Heaver kicked five goals on debut.
Best were B. Lovett, Johnson and Heaver. Flintoff suffered a strained hamstring.
Melbourne 15.17.107 d. Carlton 12.13.85
Goals - Lovell 3, Seow 2, Beveridge 2, Theodore 2, Eishold 2, Schwarz 1, Jackson 1, Graham 1, Morey 1
Best - Lovell, J. Viney, Hickmott
Melbourne 6.16.52 d. Footscray 6.11.47
Goals - Aubrey 2, B. Stynes 1, McCarthy 1, Hopgood 1, Lemon 1
Best - P. Goldberg, Foot, Capsalis
Football Record R12 1990
Blueseum match report