HISTORY records the much-anticipated match at Marvel Stadium between Carlton and Sydney as the first involving the two teams on a Friday night in Melbourne.

So for the purposes of Throwback Thursday, we’ve had to dust the cobwebs off a 30 year-old VHS tape containing moving images of the Round 20 contest between the two teams on Sunday 2 August 1992 at the SCG.

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Throwback Thursday | Blues storm home against Swans (1992)

Watch the best moments from the final stages of Carlton's comeback victory over Sydney in Round 20, 1992.

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Carlton opened the match in spirited fashion to lead by 11 points at the main change, but that was met with interest by way of an eight-goal second quarter Swans onslaught. The Blues managed to narrow the deficit from 19 points to seven by three-quarter time, setting up a “ring-a-ding-ding” final quarter to quote the late Lou Richards.

On the cusp of a frenetic final term called by another former great of the game Ted Whitten, Carlton Senior Coach David Parkin rang the changes – switching centre half-forward Earl Spalding with centre half-back Jon Dorotich and pushing Peter Dean into the front half.

The changes worked with telling effect in a frenetic final term: Dorotich and Dean both hitting the scoreboard, Luke O’Sullivan and an exhausted Craig Bradley contributing inspirational goals and Stephen Kernahan typically leading the way with six goals – two of them from big grabs when they were most needed.