|Venue: MCG||Date: Sun 7 May, 2006, 2:10pm|
|Result: Loss by 72 points||Crowd: 59,695|
|Goalkickers: Fevola 3, Stevens, Waite, Houlihan, Fisher, Whitnall, Walker 1|
|Umpires: James, Rosebury, Sully||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewCarlton were competitive in the first half and were 2 points up at half time. But the in form Magpies took complete control of the game after that point, kicking 16 goals to 4 to win by 72 points.
Even Pies coach Mick Malthouse praised Lance Whitnall's 17-mark, 26-possession effort and declared him best-on-ground. For the first 3 quarters he controlled Anthony Rocca but had to be switched forward in the last quarter. Pagan again was unsure where he best served the team. "We need him forward, we need him back," Pagan said.
Andrew Walker kept Nathan Buckley under control, while Bret Thornton did a good job on Tarrant and Andrew Carrazzo kept the in form Ben Johnson quiet. Nick Stevens, Heath Scotland and Ryan Houlihan won a lot of the ball through the midfield.
|B:||9 Jason Saddington||32 Bret Thornton||1 Andrew Walker|
|HB:||6 Kade Simpson||8 Lance Whitnall (vc)||29 Heath Scotland|
|C:||24 Nick Stevens (vc)||40 Adam Bentick||33 Ryan Houlihan|
|HF:||14 Brad Fisher||30 Jarrad Waite||12 Matthew Lappin (vc)|
|F:||19 Eddie Betts||25 Brendan Fevola||3 Marc Murphy|
|Ruck:||10 Dylan McLaren||43 Anthony Koutoufides (c)||44 Andrew Carrazzo|
|5 Josh Kennedy, 11 Barnaby French, 31 Jordan Bannister, 34 Simon Wiggins|
|Emg:||Adrian Deluca||Cory McGrath||Jordan Russell|
|In:||Josh Kennedy, Simon Wiggins|
|Out:||Adrian Deluca, Jordan Russell|
Milestones100 Games (AFL level): Heath Scotland
Debut: Josh Kennedy
Brownlow Votes3: Shane O'Bree (COLL)
2: Paul Licuria (COLL)
1: Lance Whitnall (CARL)
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