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Round 16, 1999         Essendon overwhelms Carlton at the MCG.

Round 16, 1999

Carlton 1.1 7 4.5 29 5.13 43 9.16 70
Essendon 4.4 28 11.5 71 16.6 102 23.8 146
Venue: MCG Date: Sunday 18 July, 1999
Result: Loss by 76 Points Umpires: Harvey, Coates, Love Crowd: 66,207
Goalkickers: Camporeale 4, Beaumont 1, Koutoufides 1, Lappin 1, Massie 1, Sexton 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Pearce (knee)












Game Review

In Carlton’s worst performance of the season, Scott Camporeale (4 goals) was his team's only multiple goal-kicker. The Blues were never really in this match, with Essendon ahead by 42 points at half time, and it just got worse from there.

On the upside, there was the following week’s clash against struggling arch-rivals Collingwood to come. Essendon no doubt believed that they had Carlton's measure after this game, but the two sides were destined to meet again in the finals - with disastrous results for the Bombers. Carlton fell to 10th at this point, with a percentage of 92.7%.

Team


B: 23 Dean Rice 1 Stephen Silvagni (vc) 22 Glenn Manton
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 43 Anthony Koutoufides 3 Kris Massie
C: 14 Michael Sexton 7 Brett Ratten 18 Justin Murphy
HF: 29 Simon Beaumont 8 Lance Whitnall 15 Ben Nelson
F: 12 Matthew Lappin 19 Brad Pearce 36 Aaron Hamill
Ruck: 24 Matthew Allan 21 Craig Bradley (c) 16 Scott Camporeale
Interchange:
9 Adrian Hickmott, 31 Simon Fletcher, 33 Matthew Hogg, 20 Fraser Brown
Coach: David Parkin
Emg: Ian Prendergast Murray Vance Damien Lock
In: Fraser Brown Simon Fletcher
Out:Darren Hulme (quad) Damien Lock (Final)


Milestones

Debut: Simon Fletcher - promoted off the Rookie List, he gathered four possessions and two marks wearing number 31. It was a modest start, but Fletcher would go on to play every match in 1999 up until the Preliminary Final, beginning an 84-game career that stretched to 2003.

Brownlow Votes

3: Andrew Ukovic (ESS)
2: Michael Prior (ESS)
1: Sean Wellman (ESS)


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