Collingwood – 7.11(53)
Carlton – 16.8 (104)
Carlton has outclassed their arch rival Collingwood by 51 points, in front of the season’s third highest crowd of 82,834. Carlton dominated the game from early in the first quarter, and was only under threat for about 5-10 minutes during the third quarter, but re-gained composure against an undermanned Collingwood side. This win means that the Blues have won the past 3 games against the Pies are still in the eight.
Turning points of the match
Carlton kicked 5 goals straight in the first quarter to Collingwood’s 2 behinds from set shots.
Key Players for Collingwood
Scott Pendlebury – Went head to head with Judd from the start of the match and outplayed him in the first half until Judd came back and drew the dual. Pendlebury was clearly Collingwood’s best and the only midfielder that came to play. He collected 31 disposals, took 2 marks and had 3 tackles.
Nick Maxwell – The second consecutive solid game from the Collingwood captain in yet another agonising loss. He started on Jarrad Waite and then moved onto Mitch Robinson. He had 22 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles.
Dane Swan – With an injury cloud over his head and many believing he would be a late withdrawal, Swan showed no signs of a knee injury (other than the strapping, of course). He went head to head with Bryce Gibbs and was beaten but still had a good match for the Pies considering the score. He gathered 30 possessions, laid 3 tackles and took 3 marks. He also had a game high 7 inside 50’s.
Key Players for Carlton
Kade Simpson – Starred in a Blues dominant midfield display. He had plenty of the ball and took a game high 12 marks. He also had Carltons most inside 50’s with 5 to his name and the second highest for the game behind Dane Swan. In the end he collected 29 touches and laid 4 tackles.
Chris Judd – Had a slower start to the game than normal and went head to head with Scott Pendlebury and ending up beating him as his impact on the game was more effective. He had game high 32 disposals, took 7 grabs, had a game high 8 tackles and kicked a goal. His only downfall for the day was his 4 frees against.
Bryce Gibbs – Solid, Solid, Solid, yet another great game! He went head to head with Dane Swan and beat him with 25 possessions, 6 tackles and 10 marks (the second highest for the day).
Musings from the match
• Carlton dominated the clearances and tackles in the first quarter, but Collingwood had more inside 50’s but could not convert.
• Carlton was much more accurate and effective the first quarter 74% to 56%
• The last time Carlton held Collingwood goaless in a the first quarter of football was in 1981
• Collingwood can get inside 50 a hell of a lot, but just don’t have any forward targets, what is going on?
• It took Collingwood till half way through the quarter to kick their first goal. So much for James’ theory.
• Josh Fraser’s replacement Cameron Wood vs. Matthew Kreuzer. Wood ended with 21 hit outs, 9 possessions, 4 tackles, 2 marks with 2 frees against. Kreuzer on the other hand had 25 hit outs, 10 possessions, 4 tackles, 4 marks and 2 frees for. It seems that they were relatively even. The only thing is Mick Malthouse doesn’t think so stated that “(Cameron) Wood has had his chance”.
• Collingwood’s half time score was their lowest score against Carlton since 1956.
• Leon Davis kicked a goal in the second quarter, which was good enough to be goal of the year!
• Fevola did nothing for the second week in a row. Prestigiacomo kept him at a standstill. He had 8 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles.
• Carlton dominated in the marks 124-65.
• Collingwood ended the match with more inside fifties 45-41.
• Simon Prestigiacomo, had a knock to the shoulder early in the game, might be worth keeping an eye on him, if you have him. This is unlikely because even though he has good games, his game does not score well in Supercoach.
• Carlton had 8 players scoring over 100+ points including starring midfielders Judd, Gibbs, Simpson. Collingwood only had two; Pendlebury and Maxwell.
• Mitch Robinson had a good start to the season playing three consecutive games, and then got dropped for performing badly. He then got brought in after the dropping of Cameron Cloke and collected 100 super coach points.
• Scott Pendlebury and Chris Judd. Consistent, effective performers for their sides must have in teams if you are looking for a solid midfield recruit.