|Venue: Waverley||Date: Saturday April 7, 1990|
|Result: Loss by 35 points||Umpires: Brian Sheehan, G.Forster||Crowd: 44,906|
|Goalkickers: S.Minton-Connell 7, M.Majerczak 3, S.Kernahan 1, S.Verbeek 1, T.Alvin 1.|
|Best: C.Bradley, A.Gleeson, S.Minton-Connell, W.Blackwell, S.Da Rui, M.Majerczak, D.Kernahan.|
|Reports: P.Meldrum (allegedly charging P.Tuddenham) - Not Guilty ; Steve Da Rui (Striking Darren Millane) - 2 Matches.|
|Injuries: F.Brown (knee); D.Rhys-Jones (knee - replaced in selected side)|
Another fast start saw Carlton head the Magpies by 20 points at the first change, but Collingwood gradually worked their way back into the game, and a landslide nine-goal final quarter ensured the Pies raced away to a comfortable 35-point win.
Collingwood's big finish was led by Peter Daicos, who was shifted from defence into attack at half-time, and finished with seven goals - five in the last quarter. Simon Minton-Connell was the Blues' only dominant forward, and he matched Daicos' efforts to post 7.3 in a lively display. Collingwood captain Tony Shaw had a field day, collecting 42 possessions. Craig Bradley was best for the Blues, with 17 kicks and 13 handballs.
In an amusing sidelight, most of Carlton's committee, including President John Elliott and former coach "Percy" Jones, became trapped in a VFL Park lift just prior to the start of the match. They were freed in time to see the last quarter, prompting Jones to comment that "it was more fun in the lift."
The Blues sank to twelfth place on the 14-team ladder after this second defeat, ahead of only Geelong and Richmond.
|B:||23 Paul Meldrum||28 David Kernahan||37 Adrian Bassett|
|HB:||5 Steve Da Rui||1 Stephen Silvagni||31 Tom Alvin|
|C:||13 Mil Hanna||8 Wayne Blackwell||20 Fraser Brown|
|HF:||25 Ian Herman||4 Stephen Kernahan (c)||15 Simon Verbeek|
|F:||6 Jon Dorotich||29 Simon Minton-Connell||33 Mark Majerczak|
|Ruck:||44 Justin Madden||21 Craig Bradley (vc)||12 Adrian Gleeson|
|Interchange:||45 Warren McKenzie||43 Chris Bond|
|Emgs:||3 Richard Dennis||36 Tim Rieniets||26 David Rhys-Jones|
- Warren McKenzie replaced David Rhys-Jones in selected side
2: Gavin Brown (Collingwood)
1: Simon Minton-Connell
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