Carlton grinds out a tough win over Sydney at Optus Oval.

Round 12, 1998

Venue: Optus Oval
Date: Saturday June 13, 1998 Result: Win by 26 points
Umpires: McBurney, Sheehan, Humphrey-SmithCrowd: 22,881
Goalkickers: B.Pearce 5, A.Hamill 4, M.Allan, R.De Iulio, D.Hulme, D.Rice, L.Whitnall 1.
Best: L.Whitnall, B.Pearce, S.Camporeale, G.Manton, B.Ratten, D.Rice.
Reports: Fraser Brown (Wrestling Troy Cook & Wrestling Peter Filandia) - Fined $2700 in total.

Game Review

Sydney kicked the first 2 goals of the game but the Blues then did all the attacking and should have been a lot further ahead at half time than 11 points, had they converted more of their scoring opportunities. Sydney kicked the first goal after half time to reduce the margin to a goal but then Carlton kicked 4 unanswered goals to take a 5 goal lead. But Sydney kicked the final 3 goals of the quarter to make it even and maintain the same 11 point deficit at 3/4 time. Both sides each kicked a goal at the start of the last quarter before the Blues took control, kicking 3 goals to 1, to run out 26 point winners- just its third win of the year.

Scott Camporeale had 30 possessions, Brett Ratten 27 and Fraser Brown 25. Aaron Hamill had 27 and kicked 4 goals from strong marks. Glenn Manton had 25 possessions and took 16 saving marks in defence. Matthew Allan dominated the rucks with 34 hitouts. Brad Pearce kicked his third 5-goal bag in 4 matches. Lance Whitnall and Dean Rice were also good up forward, each with 21 possessions and a goal.


B: 15 Ben Nelson 1 Stephen Silvagni (vc) 29 Simon Beaumont
HB: 45 Anthony Franchina 14 Michael Sexton 23 Dean Rice
C: 43 Anthony Koutoufides 7 Brett Ratten 16 Scott Camporeale
HF: 22 Glenn Manton 8 Lance Whitnall 18 Justin Murphy
F: 19 Brad Pearce 36 Aaron Hamill 27 Darren Hulme
Ruck: 24 Matthew Allan 20 Fraser Brown 21 Craig Bradley (c)
11 Mark Porter, 30 Adam White, 17 Damien Lock, 34 Ron De Iulio
Coach: David Parkin
Emg: Matt Clape Peter Dean John Hynes
In: Brad Pearce
Out: Andrew McKay (ankle)

Brownlow Votes

3: Matthew Allan (CARL)
2: Fraser Brown (CARL)
1: Aaron Hamill (CARL)


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