|Date: Sun 27 August, 2006, 2:10pm||Result: Loss by 44 points.|
|Umpires: Schmitt, Kamolins, Goldspink||Crowd: 57,719|
|Goalkickers: Betts, Fevola 3, Deluca, Waite, Whitnall 2, Bower, French, Koutoufides, Simpson, Sporn 1.|
|Reports: Bannister (striking Holland)- 1 week||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewCarlton stunned the Magpies with a blistering start to the match, dominating the midfield, thanks largely to skipper Anthony Koutoufides. They scored 7 goals in the opening quarter to the Magpies' 4. In the second quarter, Carlton extended its lead to 21 points but then lost momentum when a series of scuffles broke out, resulting in 2 successive free kicks in front of goal to the Magpies without the ball being bounced. Collingwood then took control of the game and ran out 44 point winners.
Kade Simpson ran all day and had 30 disposals. Heath Scotland had 29 despite suffering a blow to the head. Eddie Betts kicked 3 goals, including threading one miracle banana goal from the boundary line, which would earn him AFL Goal Of The Year for season 2006.
Nick Stevens' late omission with a neck injury was the first time he had missed a game since debuting for Carlton in Round 3, 2004, ending an unbroken run of 62 matches.
In more positive news, Lance Whitnall would rack up his 200th game and become the second youngest Blue in history to achieve this feat.
|B:||17 Setanta Ó hAilpín||32 Bret Thornton||1 Andrew Walker|
|HB:||31 Jordan Bannister||8 Lance Whitnall (vc)||29 Heath Scotland|
|C:||14 Brad Fisher||33 Ryan Houlihan||12 Matthew Lappin (vc)|
|HF:||6 Kade Simpson||30 Jarrad Waite||44 Andrew Carrazzo|
|F:||26 Adrian Deluca||25 Brendan Fevola||19 Eddie Betts|
|Ruck:||11 Barnaby French||43 Anthony Koutoufides (c)||20 Cory McGrath|
|13 Luke Blackwell, 18 Paul Bower, 36 Trent Sporn, 41 Jesse Smith|
|Emg:||Chris Bryan||Dylan McLaren||Adrian Deluca*||In:||Luke Blackwell, Paul Bower, Trent Sporn, Adrian Deluca*|
|Out:||Adam Bentick (shoulder), Simon Wiggins (eye), Chris Bryan, Nick Stevens (neck)*|
-* Late change Deluca for Stevens
Milestones200 Games: Lance Whitnall
Interesting Fact: Whitnall became only the second Blue in history to make it to 200 games without a Flag
50 Games: Brad Fisher
Debut: Paul Bower
Last Game: Jesse Smith
Brownlow Votes3: Ben Johnson (COLL)
2: Shane O'Bree (COLL)
1: Anthony Rocca (COLL)
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