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Carlton lost to Collingwood by 44 points - MCG. Whitnall's 200th Game.

Round 21, 2006

Carlton7.14311.4 7017.710917.10112
Collingwood4.52913.88620.10 13024.12156
Venue: MCG
Date: Sun 27 August, 2006, 2:10pm Result: Loss by 44 points.
Umpires: Schmitt, Kamolins, GoldspinkCrowd: 57,719
Goalkickers: Betts, Fevola 3, Deluca, Waite, Whitnall 2, Bower, French, Koutoufides, Simpson, Sporn 1.
Reports: Bannister (striking Holland)- 1 weekInjuries: Nil














Game Review

Carlton stunned the Magpies with a blistering start to the match, dominating the midfield, thanks largely to skipper Anthony Koutoufides. They scored 7 goals in the opening quarter to the Magpies' 4. In the second quarter, Carlton extended its lead to 21 points but then lost momentum when a series of scuffles broke out, resulting in 2 successive free kicks in front of goal to the Magpies without the ball being bounced. Collingwood then took control of the game and ran out 44 point winners.

Kade Simpson ran all day and had 30 disposals. Heath Scotland had 29 despite suffering a blow to the head. Eddie Betts kicked 3 goals, including threading one miracle banana goal from the boundary line, which would earn him AFL Goal Of The Year for season 2006.

Nick Stevens' late omission with a neck injury was the first time he had missed a game since debuting for Carlton in Round 3, 2004, ending an unbroken run of 62 matches.

In more positive news, Lance Whitnall would rack up his 200th game and become the second youngest Blue in history to achieve this feat.

Team


B: 17 Setanta Ó hAilpín 32 Bret Thornton 1 Andrew Walker
HB: 31 Jordan Bannister 8 Lance Whitnall (vc) 29 Heath Scotland
C: 14 Brad Fisher 33 Ryan Houlihan 12 Matthew Lappin (vc)
HF: 6 Kade Simpson 30 Jarrad Waite 44 Andrew Carrazzo
F: 26 Adrian Deluca 25 Brendan Fevola 19 Eddie Betts
Ruck: 11 Barnaby French 43 Anthony Koutoufides (c) 20 Cory McGrath
Interchange:
13 Luke Blackwell, 18 Paul Bower, 36 Trent Sporn, 41 Jesse Smith
Coach: Denis Pagan
Emg: Chris Bryan Dylan McLaren Adrian Deluca*
In: Luke Blackwell, Paul Bower, Trent Sporn, Adrian Deluca*
Out: Adam Bentick (shoulder), Simon Wiggins (eye), Chris Bryan, Nick Stevens (neck)*

-* Late change Deluca for Stevens

Milestones

200 Games: Lance Whitnall
Interesting Fact: Whitnall became only the second Blue in history to make it to 200 games without a Flag
50 Games: Brad Fisher
Debut: Paul Bower
Last Game: Jesse Smith

Brownlow Votes

3: Ben Johnson (COLL)
2: Shane O'Bree (COLL)
1: Anthony Rocca (COLL)


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