Earl Spalding played his last match for Carlton in this regulation 16-point defeat of Collingwood at the MCG.

Round 19, 1997

Carlton 3.5 23 7.9 51 12.19 91 14.23 107
Collingwood 3.2 20 7.6 48 10.9 69 13.13 91
Venue: M.C.G.
Date: Saturday 09-Aug-1997 Result: Carlton won by 16 points
Umpires: Allan, Deller, McLaren Crowd: 61,650
Goalkickers: A.Koutoufides 6, A.Hamill 2, A.McKay, B.Ratten, J.Murphy, B.Pearce, A.Whitehead, P.Dean 1.
Best: B.Ratten, C.Bradley, A.Koutoufides, G.Manton, E.Spalding, M.Allan, M.Clape, A.McKay.
Reports: Nil. Injuries: Nil.

Game Review

It was goal for goal in the first half, the Blues going to the long break just 3 points ahead. In the third quarter the Blues took control, but an inaccurate 6 goals and 10 behinds to Collingwood's 3.3 would give Carlton a 22 point lead at 3/4 time, though they had 12 more scoring shots. In the last quarter the Magpies kicked 2 unanswered goals while both sides continued to miss shots, to get within 7 points. But the Blues responded with 2 goals before a late Collingwood goal sent the final margin to 16 points.

Brett Ratten and Craig Bradley were the best two players on ground with 31 and 30 possessions respectively. Playing at full-forward, Anthony Koutoufides hauled down some big marks and kicked 6 good goals. Matthew Allan dominated the rucks, while Andrew McKay was given the job on Buckley and broke even with him, each getting 22 possessions.

Blueseum Footnote: This game has been selected by the Blueseum as one highlighting the career of Anthony Koutoufides. To read more, click here.


B: 47 Darren Hulme 1 Stephen Silvagni 22 Glenn Manton
HB: 23 Dean Rice 13 Mil Hanna 9 Adrian Hickmott
C: 19 Brad Pearce 7 Brett Ratten 33 Matthew Hogg
HF: 6 Matt Clape 11 Earl Spalding 35 Peter Dean
F: 8 Lance Whitnall 43 Anthony Koutoufides 32 Adrian Whitehead
Ruck: 24 Matthew Allan 5 Andrew McKay 21 Craig Bradley (a/c)
Interchange: 36 Aaron Hamill 18 Justin Murphy 41 Jacob Anstey
Coach: David Parkin
In: Jacob Anstey, Adrian Hickmott, Glenn Manton, Earl Spalding
Out: Stephen Kernahan (calf), Michael Sexton (shoulder),
Luke O'Sullivan (suspended), Adam White (concussion)


50 Games (AFL): Brad Pearce
50 Games (Carlton): Matt Clape
150 Games (AFL): Dean Rice
Last Game: Earl Spalding

Brownlow Votes

3: Craig Bradley (CARL)
2: Brett Ratten (CARL)
1: Anthony Koutoufides (CARL)

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