Simon Beaumont's 8 goals - and Brendan Fevola's debut - added to Carlton's delight in destroying Collingwood at the MCG.

Round 17, 1999

Carlton 5.0 30 14.3 87 18.7 115 23.15 153
Collingwood 4.4 28 6.5 41 11.8 74 14.12 96
Venue: MCG Date: Sunday 25 July, 1999
Result: Win by 57 Points Umpires: Sheehan, McKenzie, Kelsey Crowd: 53,560
Goalkickers: Beaumont 8, Lappin 3, Fletcher 2, Hamill 2, Ratten 2, Whitnall 2, Allan 1, Nelson 1, Rice 1, Silvagni 1
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

There were thrills galore for Carlton supporters who packed into the MCG on the afternoon of Sunday, July 25, 1999 to see the tenth-placed Blues take on a struggling Collingwood. Intent on honouring defender Simon Beaumont in his 50th game, and popular utility ‘Rockin’ Ronny’ De Iulio in his 100th, the Blues were aiming for a big win to lift us back into the top eight. Carlton coach David Parkin surprised the Pies before the first bounce by sending Beaumont to play at full-forward (alongside first-gamer Brendan Fevola) and the quick-leading Blue capitalised on a dominant midfield, helping himself to an astonishing eight goals by half-time. Carlton smashed Collingwood by nine majors to two in the second term, and although their defence was more accountable after half-time - especially when Beaumont copped a corked thigh and didn’t add to his tally - the margin had blown out to 57 points by the final siren, and thousands of Bluebaggers went home ecstatic again. In the years since, this game has been fondly remembered as 'Simon Beaumont’s (Half) Match.'

This game, and Beaumont's magical half is remembered fondly by Carlton fans, and is considered one of our best wins in the Home & Away rounds of the 1990's. For more games like this, please click here.

Blueseum Footnote: This game has also been selected by the Blueseum as one highlighting the career of Anthony Koutoufides. To read more, click here.


B: 23 Dean Rice 1 Stephen Silvagni (vc) 22 Glenn Manton
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 14 Michael Sexton 9 Adrian Hickmott
C: 16 Scott Camporeale 7 Brett Ratten 15 Ben Nelson
HF: 18 Justin Murphy 8 Lance Whitnall 21 Craig Bradley (c)
F: 25 Brendan Fevola 29 Simon Beaumont 12 Matthew Lappin
Ruck: 24 Matthew Allan 43 Anthony Koutoufides 20 Fraser Brown
36 Aaron Hamill, 3 Kris Massie, 34 Ron De Iulio, 31 Simon Fletcher
Coach: David Parkin
Emg: Matthew Hogg Murray Vance Scott Freeborn
In: Ron De Iulio Brendan Fevola
Out: Brad Pearce (knee) Matthew Hogg


Debut: Brendan Fevola
100 Games: Ron De Iulio
50 Games: Simon Beaumont
50 Carlton Games & 100 AFL Games: Adrian Hickmott

Brownlow Votes

3: Andrew McKay (CARL)
2: Simon Beaumont (CARL)
1: Nathan Buckley (COLL)

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