|Venue: M.C.G.||Date: Sunday August 2, 1998|
|Result: Loss by 6 points||Umpires: Goldspink, Ellis, Wenn||Crowd: 70,969|
|Goalkickers: L.Whitnall, R.De Iulio 2, S.Beaumont 2, S.Camporeale, M.Hogg, K.Massie, D.Rice, A.White 1.|
|Best: F.Brown, C.Bradley, J.Murphy, M.Sexton, S.Camporeale, S.Beaumont.|
|Reports: Koutoufides (tripping- 1 week).||Injuries:|
Game ReviewCarlton fans were on the edge of their seats at three-quarter time in this traditional clash at the MCG in front of a huge crowd. Twelve points up with a quarter to go, the Blues seemed on the verge of a mighty upset win - but the more-poised Bombers almost doubled their score before the siren to snatch victory by six points.
In a postscript to the match, Carlton Legend Anthony Koutoufides would be suspended for the only time in his illustrious 278-game career. The charge of attempting to trip Bomber Peter Berbakov was sustained, and Kouta was outed for a single week.
|B:||5 Andrew McKay||1 Stephen Silvagni (vc)||22 Glenn Manton|
|HB:||23 Dean Rice||14 Michael Sexton||21 Craig Bradley (c)|
|C:||3 Kris Massie||20 Fraser Brown||16 Scott Camporeale|
|HF:||43 Anthony Koutoufides||8 Lance Whitnall||34 Ron De Iulio|
|F:||11 Mark Porter||30 Adam White||29 Simon Beaumont|
|Ruck:||24 Matthew Allan||18 Justin Murphy||33 Matthew Hogg|
|27 Darren Hulme, 12 Jacob Anstey, 26 John Hynes, 17 Damien Lock|
|In:||Jacob Anstey, Darren Hulme, John Hynes, Damien Lock|
|Out:|| Aaron Hamill (ankle), Brad Pearce (knee), |
Brett Ratten (calf), Anthony Franchina (suspended)
MilestonesDebut: John Hynes
Interesting fact: Anthony Koutoufides - this game brought about the only suspension of Kouta's illustrious career.
Brownlow Votes3: Justin Murphy (CARL)
2: Matthew Lloyd (ESS)
1: Craig Bradley (CARL)
Round 17 | Round 19