Carlton defeated Footscray by 16 points at the MCG

Round 6, 1996

Carlton 3.3 21 7.5 47 8.6 54 12.8 80
Footscray 3.3 21 5.4 34 6.7 43 9.10 64
Venue: M.C.G. Date: Sun 05-May-1996
Result: Carlton won by 16 pts Umpires: Howlett, Hanley, Ellis Crowd: 31,024
Goalkickers: B.Pearce 3, C.Bradley 2, G.Williams 1, R.Welsh 1, E.Spalding 1, B.Ratten 1, A.Koutoufides 1, F.Brown 1, R.DeIulio 1.
Best: F.Brown, C.Bradley, A.Hickmott, S.Silvagni, A.Christou, M.Clape, S.Camporeale, B.Ratten.
Reports: Nil Injuries: M. Sexton (thigh).

Game Review

It was a wet, miserable Sunday afternoon at the MCG, which was heavy and slippery. Carlton had a number of its best players missing, including Kernahan, Dean and Hanna.

The match would be dominated by the defences and goals would be difficult to score. Jose Romero would limit Greg Williams to just one kick and 6 handballs. Craig Bradley, Fraser Brown, Scott Camporeale and Brett Ratten would however provide plenty of drive in the midfield. Brad Pearce would be the leading goal kicker with 3. Stephen Silvagni, Adrian Hickmott and Ang Christou would repeatedly repel Bulldog attacks.

The match was tight until late in the second quarter, when the Blues kicked 2 late goals to have a 13 point lead at half time. It continued to be tight but the Blues' class would prevail to run out 16 point winners.


B: 5 Andrew McKay 1 Stephen Silvagni 9 Adrian Hickmott
HB: 22 Glenn Manton 14 Michael Sexton 39 Ang Christou
C: 16 Scott Camporeale 2 Greg Williams 43 Anthony Koutoufides
HF: 6 Matt Clape 11 Earl Spalding 18 Justin Murphy
F: 19 Brad Pearce 3 Rohan Welsh 20 Fraser Brown
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 7 Brett Ratten 21 Craig Bradley (a/c)
Interchange: 24 Matthew Allan 34 Ron De Iulio 33 Matthew Hogg
Coach: David Parkin

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