Carlton defeated Collingwood by 21 points at the MCG

Round 12, 1996

Carlton 3.2 20 6.5 41 11.10 76 17.14 116
Collingwood 4.5 29 10.7 67 12.9 81 14.11 95
Venue: M.C.G. Date: Sat 22 June
Result: Carlton won by 21 pts Crowd: 61,448
Umpires: Nash, Mitchell, Prince
Goalkickers: B.Pearce 3, A.Koutoufides 3, S.Kernahan 2, M.Clape 2, G.Manton 2, A.Hickmott 1, M.Hanna 1, B.Heaver 1, S.Beaumont 1, A.Whitehead 1.
Best: G.Manton, S.Camporeale, S.Silvagni, R. De Iulio, M.Hanna, S.Kernahan, M.Sexton, M.Allan, F.Brown.
Reports: S.Patterson charging R.De Iulio (1 week). Injuries: Nil

Game Review

This would be Stephen Silvagni's 200th game, matching the achievement of his father Serge and they would become the first father-son combination to both reach that milestone.

Collingwood went into the game without a number of its key players, so the Blues were expected to have a big win. Despite this, the Magpies would play with greater intensity. It was goal for goal for the first quarter and a half but the Magpies then kicked 4 unanswered goals to be 26 points up at half time.

The Blues had all the play at the start of the third quarter but failed to kick goals, while Collingwood made the most of their more limited opportunities. But 3 goals in the final few minutes of that quarter would leave the Blues just 5 points down at the final change, as they started to take control of the centre bounces.

This would continue as the final quarter commenced, with the Blues quickly adding a further 3 goals. However the Magpies refused to give in, kicking the next 2 goals to reduce the margin to just 2 points. But Carlton would respond with 3 more goals to run out 21 point winners.

Scott Camporeale, with 30 possessions, would provide great drive through excellent disposal and be judged best on ground. Glenn Manton took 12 marks, had 21 possessions and while generally a defender, kicked 2 important goals.


B: 39 Ang Christou 1 Stephen Silvagni 9 Adrian Hickmott
HB: 22 Glenn Manton 14 Michael Sexton 34 Ron De Iulio
C: 16 Scott Camporeale 2 Greg Williams 43 Anthony Koutoufides
HF: 32 Adrian Whitehead 25 Ben Sexton 6 Matt Clape
F: 19 Brad Pearce 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 17 Brent Heaver
Ruck: 44 Justin Madden 7 Brett Ratten 20 Fraser Brown
Interchange: 13 Mil Hanna 24 Matthew Allan 29 Simon Beaumont
Coach: David Parkin


200 games: Stephen Silvagni
Interesting Fact: This would be the last time that Carlton would sit atop the AFL ladder until early 2009 - and even then Round 1 Ladders are notoriously deceiving. Despite our successes in 1999-2001, this was our last period of real dominance.

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